[Tagging] Tagging for an American Wild & Scenic river

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 05:56:38 UTC 2018

"Wild and Scenic River" is specifically mentioned on the wiki as
boundary=protected_area, protect_class=5. Look at the table for
nature-protected areas
and scroll down to the US section. Cheers, Brad

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:47 PM, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 3 February 2018 at 12:00, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I asked this question last week of the OSM Help community:
>>>> I'm looking for tagging that will indicate that a particular river in
>>>> the United States is a "Wild and Scenic River" as defined by the Wild &
>>>> Scenic Rivers Act. I have searched with Overpass for waterway=* that also
>>>> has a scenic=yes tag but it turned up no results. Can anyone provide some
>>>> guidance and/or examples?
>>>> Like you, I know of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers
>>> designations.
>>> Like you, I lack a good way to tag them.
>>> If nobody else has come up with anything - and do let's also ask on
>>> talk-us,
>>> since this is a peculiarly American designation - then let's invent
>>> something
>>> and Wikify it.
>>> Without knowing the details of just what a "Wild Scenic" river is, could
>> you use the nature=conservation tag in conjunction with waterway=?
> Wild and Scenic Rivers are linear protected areas designated by statute in
> the US.  https://www.rivers.gov/
> Designating the waterway itself is a good start, but Wild and Scenic
> Rivers (also Recreational Rivers in New York State) generally also have
> associated corridors that should have some sort of boundary=protected_area
> (and we can debate what protect_class might be appropriate) associated with
> them.
> I'm aware of several rivers that are so designated that I've visited, but
> I've not done the necessary research to figure out how to represent them
> and their corridors. The Federal program has downloadable Public Domain
> data on its web site that I have not examined.
> My home state of New York actually has very few of them that are Federally
> designated - the Delaware, on the Pennsylvania line. This is because the
> State anticipated the Federal government and came up with its own
> designations http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/32739.html and came up with
> its own program to administer them http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6033.html
> .
> The Federal program is not universally loved: https://www.flickr.com/
> photos/66934423 at N00/10605220
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