Lake Billy Chinook 3 distinct rivers combine as 4000 surface acres. Among the highest visited lake in Oregon. USFS, State and private recreation sites including 2 full service marinas, houseboat rentals, 5 campgrounds, 4 developed day use areas and dispersed sites. Year round use for angling and water sports.
Lake Simtustus 80% of Lake has 10 MPH speed limit. Tribal and Private recreation sites including 2 marinas, 3 campgrounds and 2 day use areas. 50% of shoreline is CTWS Reservation. Primarily seasonal use.
Additional Areas Mule Deer Winter Range lands Trout Creek Ranch- 3000 acre public access area Historic and Culturally sensitive areas Tribal lands
Law Enforcement Agreement Components Provides for the enforcement of provisions in Terrestrial, Recreation and Cultural Resources Management Plans. Funds 2 (FTE) County Deputies year round. Coordination with other agencies and programs. Annual Reporting.
Enforcement Needs/Priorities Recreating Public Safety On water boat patrol Road Closures Illegal ATV use. Patrol of sensitive Cultural and Historic sites. Patrol of sensitive wildlife areas. (raptor nests) Fish and Game regulations. Campground and Day Use Area support.
Needs/priorities cont. Trespass on Tribal lands. Big Game hunting program support. Dispersed use area regulations.
Challenges Lack of interjuristictional agreement Tribal members exempt from State laws on sections of reservoirs. Reduced funding from State Marine Board Lack of authority to enforce Rec area rules. Communication system deficiencies. Checkerboard of project land parcels
Solutions Agreement between County and Tribes to cross deputize officers. LEOs participate in resource working group meetings. Regular coordination with state and tribal law enforcement agencies.
Solutions Improvements to communications systems. New County ordinance for project wide Recreation area regulations. Updated maps and GIS info.
Law Enforcement Agreement Components Provides for the enforcement of provisions in Recreation Resources Management Plan. Funds 2 seasonal County Deputies for primary recreation season. Coordination with other agencies and programs. Annual Reporting.
Enforcement needs/priorities Recreating Public Safety On water boat patrol Fish and Game regulations. Campground and Day Use Area support.
Challenges Widespread locations Limited funding. Communication system deficiencies.
Solutions Combined funding measures. Hire Rule Enforcement Specialist Provide satellite office space for LE officers. Share resources at remote locations.
Additional benefits of agreements Ability to prioritize for unforeseen issues. Dispersed Use data collection Increasing familiarity of project area and issues with permanent assignments. Annual training with Park staff And…
Fish and Game rule violators moved to other areas.