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Lower Deschutes River Guide and Outfitter Permit Prospectus and Application
This packet includes the information necessary to complete an application for a special recreation permit to provide river related commercial outfitter/guide services (including fishing services) on the Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River. Companies selected for permits will be issued a special recreation permit for the 2017 season.
Submission Deadline: Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Prineville District, Bureau of Land Management no later than November 28th, 2016 (electronic applications will not be accepted).
Lower Deschutes River Program
USDOI - BLM - Prineville District
3050 NE 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754
Todd Neville 541-416-6781
Lower Deschutes River Manager
Special Notes: There is no allocated use on the Lower Deschutes. Outfitters and Guides compete with the general public in a common pool system for boater passes. The common pool system for the Lower Deschutes will be administered through Recreation.gov and requires a $6.00/transaction fee. This prospectus is for non-motorized use.
The following documents must be completed and submitted in order to be considered (click here for a Zip file of all the following PDFs):
- Cover Sheet (PDF)
- Special Recreation Permit Application, form 2930-1 (PDF)
- Operating Plan (PDF)
- Business Plan (PDF)
- Three professional reference letters
- Written Responses to the Rating Criteria (PDF)
Please see the complete Commercial Outfitter/Guide Prospectus (PDF) for more information. In addition, Oral Interviews may be required after the initial application process to break rating criteria scoring ties, as applicable. Please click here for the list of 5 questions (PDF).
In addition, all permittees, whether existing, renewal, transfer or new, must submit a Statement of Ownership form (PDF) provided by the BLM. This form must be updated within 30 days of any change in ownership of the entity holding the SRP. Proposed changes in ownership which constitute 50% or more of the controlling interest in the SRP, from the original issue date, must request a transfer/new permit prior to change in ownership. Corporate applications must be signed by authorized or designated corporate officer(s) listed on the Statement of Ownership and reflect the registered corporation name and any registered business names.