For rivers designated under Section 3(a) of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, a state’s responsibilities include:
- Regulating and enforcing fishing and hunting regulations.
- Adjudicating water rights and appropriation.
- Developing and administering water quality standards.
- Administering state land use regulations on non-federal lands.
- Managing state lands and facilities along the river (e.g., state highways, parks, forests).
Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Council