Provide Information on the Next River to Be Named Scenic

On January 23rd the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is hosting a meeting to identify which river segments will be considered for potential inclusion during the current analysis cycle. To facilitate the discussion OPRD is asking stakeholders to fill out the survey on potential scenic waterway candidates. It should be completed by Monday, January 16th.

If you are inspired, there is room in the survey to name a river segment that is not on the candidate list. OPRD asks you to identify why you believe the write-in candidate river segment(s) meet the criteria as written in state statute:

  • Relatively free flowing
  • Scene from the river is pleasing
  • Possesses natural and recreational values of outstanding quality
  • Can sustain substantial recreation without undue impairment of the natural values

For more information on the potential candidates please click here.

The list potential candidates was developed using the state plan survey responses and public comment. That list was then refined by looking at which river segments best meet the criteria.

Contributed by: Mark Nystrom | AOC Energy, Environment & Land Use Policy Manager