Wild and Scenic Rivers
Manage designated segments of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System by protecting their outstandingly remarkable values, and maintain and enhance the natural integrity of river-related values.
Protect outstandingly remarkable values identified on BLM-administered lands within the study corridors of eligible river segments studied and administratively found suitable for inclusion as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Provide interim protective management for outstandingly remarkable values identified on BLM-administered lands along river segments determined eligible but not studied for inclusion as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Manage the natural integrity of river-related values to maintain or enhance the highest tentative classification determined for rivers found eligible or studied for suitability.
Land Use Allocations
The corridor width for rivers found eligible or studied for suitability is generally defined as one-quarter mile on either side of the river (approximately one-half mile wide corridor). Technically these are not land use allocations at this time. If Congress passes legislation to designate them, they will be automatically added to the allocations of the resource management plan.
See map 7 for segment locations.
Revise the Salmon River, Sandy River, and Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River management plans to address attainment of Aquatic Conservation Strategy objectives. Manage these river segments according to the revised management plans.
Provide the following types of interim protection on river segments found eligible or suitable for inclusion as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System:
Prepare a suitability study report for Elkhorn Creek. This will be done jointly with the Willamette National Forest. In the draft resource management plan, BLM found this stream not suitable for designation as a component of the national system. Based on subsequent public comment and recent Forest Service interest in studying Elkhorn Creek, the BLM will set aside the original suitability finding.