The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has been directed by the Congress to coordinate the recreation use at its water projects with the use of existing and planned Federal, State, or local public recreation developments and to encourage non-Federal public bodies, or other Federal agencies, to manage recreation at Reclamation project areas. Over the years, it has been Reclamation’s goal to seek other qualified government entities to manage recreation at its water projects. This effort has resulted in many successful Federal and non-Federal partnerships with qualified entities throughout the 17 Western States.
|Most Reclamation project areas have been developed and managed for recreation purposes in partnership with State, county, or local governments who have entered into long-term recreation management agreements with Reclamation. These types of agreements are typically for 25 years and have a specified termination date. Currently, 64 non-Federal partners manage 156 developed recreation areas at Reclamation water projects.|
|An additional 102 areas have been developed and transferred to other Federal agencies or tribes through agreements or Congressional authorization which allows them to manage recreation and other land resources using their rules and regulations. These types of transfers are usually in perpetuity and have no termination date.|
Following is a list of non-Federal and Federal governmental entities and Indian Tribes that manage recreation at Reclamation water projects.
List of Non-Federal Managing Partners
Arizona Game and Fish
List of Federal and Indian Tribe Partners
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Last updated: 1/28/14->