Ate lunch at the Kenai airport yesterday. Noticed the IP security cameras the city has installed there. Pretty expansive network. Then, sitting at the Arby's intersection, noticed another hanging from the street light. It seems these things are everywhere. Not sure how I feel about them, but apparently no one asked, and I don't think they're going anywhere. Luckily I have nothing to hide.
So I got to thinking, why doesn't the city and or ADFG have them at the boat launches? Wouldn't this provide valuable information not only about river use, but use patterns, harvest rates, etc? Seems like a cheap, effective means of gathering data. Much better than depending on word of mouth for inriver harvest info, and long run cheaper than having people stand there all the time. From my observation, infrastructure and funding for surveillance is obviously not an issue.
Trying to think outside the box.