The ATV driver, the recreational-vehicle camper, the motorboater
and the snowmobiler require more expensive facilities.
should not get to displace quiet paddlers on every large lake in Oregon
He added: ``We have been promoting safety to the growing number of sailors, motorboaters
, beachgoers, and those in extreme sports such as kite surfing.
This year, we started instituting the [new] system and it's a huge improvement over what we did last year, which was basically to sign up lifeguards, kayakers and motorboaters
, but did not put them through any drills or any specific training," Barb says.
The number of wild orcas in Puget Sound has plummeted from 98 to 80 in just six years, due to three presumed reasons--a lack of salmon to eat, a buildup of PCBs in their bodies from spending decades in toxic waters, and stress from being viewed too closely by motorboaters
Like hunters and motorboaters
before them, all-terrain vehicle riders in Oregon are going to have to go to school to remain active in their sport.
shouldn't fret; they will still have 96 percent of Oregon's big lakes to play on.