I went to a meeting to address the questions that will be asked on the quality of experience survey that will be conducted on the Kenai this summer. This survey was commissioned by State Parks. I think we know where this is headed. Parks is trying to gather enough data to justify limiting the crowds. The loss of quality fish habitat due to heavy use is being addressed with the hydro carbon, erosion and turbidity studies. Now we will have a study to try and quantify what the loss in quality of experience has been. Add this all up and what do you get? Right now the United States has 11 rivers that have restricted recreational use laws. If we model ours after theirs I can almost guarantee you that not only a lot of guides will be dismayed. The people who live here will be the biggest losers in regard to opportunity. I asked for and am still waiting for the regulations on those rivers. I will post them as soon as they come in. They will probably offer a glimpse into our not so distant future unless we are smart enough to figure out how to do it ourselves.