Originally Posted by Wadeinthewater
It could use a little more if it was focused on education. The place tends to be a mess (fire rings and lots of crap behind the logs).
Having actual river rangers, that seek to educate the public, and protect the resource, is completely reasonable, and a justified use of any permit fees and tax dollars, in my opinion.
Like Learch, I prefer to be left in peace when I am on the river, and not be hassled by anyone. But if a section needs to be patrolled for it's protection, I am more then happy to greet a Ranger that pulls up to my camp, with a smile on my face, answer any reasonable questions about required equipment, show my permit, show a fishing licence if applicable. This is how I believe it should be.