Category Archives: State Marine Board

Lake Billy Chinook petition denied

The Oregon State Marine Board denied a petition to establish a no-wake zone and prohibit unauthorized anchoring on Lake Billy Chinook. On Tuesday, the marine board held a special meeting to discuss several issues across the state, including a petition, received on Oct. 2, that would have established the Fly Creek Inlet, on the Metolius […]
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New rules, new toilets proposed for popular lake

Several changes could be coming to Lake Billy Chinook, thanks to a proposal to limit wakes and unauthorized anchoring in a unique inlet. The Oregon State Marine Board is holding a special board meeting on Tuesday to discuss a handful of issues, including a petition from members of the Fly Creek Inlet subdivision that would […]
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Rafters may get a break on permits

The Oregon State Marine Board is floating a streamlined plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits, a move billed as a near no-brainer for Oregon waterways. While raft-rental companies, called liveries, still would be required to buy the same permits to outfit their […]
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Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine

The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting in La Pine on Thursday, October 5, at La Pine City Hall, located at 16345 Sixth Street. Source: Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine – KTVZ

Editorial: New rules for river guides seem sensible

Oregon is about to get new rules governing everyone from rafting and fishing guides to those whose guiding is done on dry land. Those who wish to comment on the rules have until 5 p.m. Aug. 31, to do so. The Oregon State Marine Board is preparing changes to the rules governing guides and outfitters […]
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Fishing the Willamette

With a long-time friend, the occasional get-together is a treat, a joy and a reminder that we really ought to do this more often. Source: Fishing the Willamette

River guides face more stringent standards

Here are your requirements to be a river guide in inland Oregon — a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, liability insurance, the $150 annual fee and be a reasonably good citizen. What you don’t need? A boat, knowledge of the river or even the ability to recognize the difference between a salmon and a bass. Source: River guides face more stringent […]
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State seeks input on new rules for guides, outfitters

The Oregon State Marine Board is accepting public comment starting Tuesday on proposed rule changes to require drug and health screenings and a knowledge test for outfitters, guides and charter boat operators, as well as safety-gear requirements for hunting and mountaineering guides. Source: State seeks input on new rules for guides, outfitters – KTVZ

Commissioners Approve Five Grant Agreements for Upgrades to Local Airports

The Board of Commissioners has approved five grant agreements that will help fund improvements to two airports in Josephine County. Source: KAJO 99.7FM – News Story

Not shipshape: Cleaning up after abandoned vessels sink is complicated

Cleaning up after abandoned vessels sink is complicated. By Monday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard had mostly finished overseeing the cleanup of fuel from the fishing vessel Western Skies, which still lay sunk on its side in a slip at the Warrenton Marina. More than 1,000 gallons of oily water mixture was removed from the […]
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