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Rogue River Conflicts


The wild and scenic Rogue River attracts rafters, jet boaters, fisherman and others in increasing numbers, and sometimes these groups are at odds as to how the river should be used. But new regulations and more aggressive enforcement by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service are beginning to turn the tide on problems. Permits are being enforced, jet boat traffic is limited, and bears are kept at bay with cleaner campsites.

First Broadcast: 2005
Producer: Ed Jahn

More Information
Rogue National Wild and Scenic River
  • The BLM’s site for the Rogue River includes information about obtaining float permits.
  • Online: None
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  • The USDA Forest Service’s visitor information site.
  • Online: None

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Rogue River Conflicts; Tree-top Tour

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1711
Original Broadcast: January 3, 2008