:projects:deschutes.jpgThe Conservation System is a 26 million acre collection of national monuments, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, trails, and historic sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

The National Landscape Conservation System, established by the BLM in 2000 and made permanent by Congress in 2009, encompasses 26 million acres of the best lands and waters in the West. The BLM's Conservation System represents a revolution in managing public lands for conservation, recreation, science and history. Of particular interest to the paddling community are the rivers that are part of this system.

The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for portions of 38 Wild and Scenic Rivers for a combined total of over 2,000 miles. Wild and Scenic Rivers are designated under the authority of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 to protect outstanding scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other values and to preserve the river in its free-flowing condition. There are three classes of protected rivers: Wild, Scenic, and Recreational.

ALASKA

  • Beaver Creek
  • Birch Creek
  • Delta
  • Fortymile
  • Gulkana
  • Unalakleet

CALIFORNIA

  • North Fork American
  • Eel
  • Klamath (also in OR)
  • Merced
  • Trinity
  • Tuolumne

MONTANA

  • Missouri

NEW MEXICO

  • Rio Chama
  • Rio Grande

OREGON

  • Crooked (Middle)
  • Crooked (North Fork)
  • Deschutes (Lower)
  • Donner and Blitzen
  • Elkhorn Creek
  • Grande Ronde
  • John Day (Main Stem)
  • John Day (South Fork)
  • Klamath (also in CA)
  • North Umpqua
  • Owyhee
  • Owyhee (North Fork)
  • Powder
  • Quartzville Creek
  • Rogue
  • Salmon
  • Sandy
  • Wallowa
  • West Little Owyhee
  • White
  • Wildhorse & Kiger Creeks

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Sultan Relicensing - Conservation System

Title Name City
Thomas O'Keefe Seattle WA Details...

Conservation System

Associated Rivers

med
23h20m
med
00h20m
high
00h35m
high
00h35m
low
00h20m
Grande Ronde OR
med
00h20m
Grande Ronde OR
med
00h20m
John Day, N. Fork OR
high
00h50m
John Day OR
med
00h50m
John Day OR
high
00h50m
Owyhee, N. Fork ID
med
00h20m
Owyhee OR
high
00h50m
med
00h50m
Quartzville Creek OR
low
03h06m
med
02h04m