Ok. But help us understand your concerns about boaters.
Are you worried that boaters will cut trees out? Are you worried that access points will be further degraded? Portages eroding the banks? How often will boaters even be paddling there and how many? Not much I'll bet but it's just not right to exclude one user group. Speaking of human impact, have you looked at Sliding Rock at Grimshawes lately? That place is trashed. Hiking down the headwaters, campfires are not exactly 50 ft from the river and aren't exactly small. Bait boxes, food cans, beer cans and other assorted trash are not exactly following the posted edict of "pack it in, pack it out". The Chattooga Conservancy would gain some credibility with boaters if they would address some of the current problems. As far as I'm concerned, they should close the whole damn headwaters area down to humans if they can't learn to lessen their impact and clean up after themselves. I want NOTHING more than to protect this awesome resource. We have far too few of these wild places left in the east and developers are further encroaching all over the mountains.