Department of Economics
In 1976, the South Dakota Department of Game , Fish and Parks (DGFP) sponsored the nomination of the upper James River as a state scenic and recreational river. The nomination failed to receive legislative approval in the 1977 and 1978 state legislative sessions.
A case analysis of this nomination and the failure to approve it is provided in this publication. The major participants are identified, and their �· relationships with each other and how they fared are examined. This gives an understanding of why and how the actors react to the rules in a water allocation process and an overview of the designation process. The case study also provides a historical perspective on one designation process, serving as a basis for future public considerations of changes in the river designation process.
James River valley recreational area, South Dakota rivers
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Manley, P. D. and Favero, P. G., "Scenic and Recreational River Designation: What Happened to the James?" (1983). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 694.