Well, I have a different view and I grew up on the Medina River just south of 410 off of Somerset road. I was taught that if it wasn't there when you got there then it shouldn't be there when you leave. Land owners along any river have the right to expect that. It's not a problem if the river only has the occasional Kayaker, rafter, tuber or boater. But when there are hundreds the Poop gets deep! I float the Colorado often and some of the islands I camp on can be nasty. At the very least dig a hole so I don't have to look at or step in your waste. As I made clear in my first post some of the rivers in other states mandate that you carry out all solid human waste. If a person practices leave only foot prints when enjoying our great outdoors the next one to be there won't have clean off his shoes or pick u[ your trash. I am a far right thinking guy but when it comes to our outdoors I want it to be as nice as it was when I was a kid.
I understand your position on the poop. (Sorry if I am going off topic here.) However from my point of view based upon the DRWG I may have restricted access to the Devils river that I could technically paddle frequently. Imagine if you had restricted access to the Medina or Colorado rivers with a permit system access only. Lets say you couldn't just throw your kayak and gear in your truck and go fishing and had to see if you could get a permit to access your favorite fishing holes first. From my perspective as a local resident I am being restricted in accessing a local river. I am also baffled with the working groups concern of "landowner privacy" on a navigable river. When hanging out at the Medina river at my fathers place it is a fact of life your are going to see people on the river and your going to have to sacrifice some privacy because It's a public right of way. I feel that some of the considerations that are being made on the Devils are way over the top. Also Imagine if the Devils river working groups recommendations are a pilot program for things to come for the Kayaking community on all Texas Rivers. I can't understand how an avid kayak fishermen can entertain the idea of restrictive permitting access to a public right of way.
That being said I will and have used biodegradable toilet paper while burying my waste, because carrying your own waste in a plastic ziploc is nasty in its own right and could lead to other health issues when handling it (Salmonella Foodborne illness). After a few days in the Yak I'm sure excrement gets mighty ripe. I wouldn't know!
"The shared goal of TPWD and these stakeholder groups is to proactively plan ways to balance public access with ethical use and respect for landowner privacy
, to ensure long‐term enjoyment and stewardship of the beautiful, rugged Devils River."http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/media/drwg_comm_rpt_vfinal3.pdf