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Permanent extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

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Permanent extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

Oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health ... Congress, first session, September 25, 2001

by United States

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Published by For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL10114678M
ISBN 100160686245
ISBN 109780160686245

  The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change recreation fees across the Kisatchie National Forest and the public is invited to provide input to proposed fee changes in late Federal Recreation Fees. In January , a new federal Fee Demonstration Program called “America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass” replaced the Golden Eagle passport and the two lifetime passes, the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and the Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass.

granted the Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)—collectively the “land management agencies”—additional powers to levy and increase user fees. This Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, signed into law as Public Law , applied to of the nation’s parks. Welcome to the UNofficial website of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service - an agency in search of a mission. Fee Programs Articles on Forest Service Recreational Fees.

GOAL: Oppose permanent extension of Fee Demo for the NPS, USFS, BLM, FWS, and Army Corps. Require Congress to (1) authorize an unbiased public review of this fee demonstration "study" before taking any action to extend the program, and (2) to hold public hearings on this program before any action is taken to extend the program. Prior to the final extension of the Fee Demo program in (which had been reauthorized periodically since in annual appropriations bills), an amendment was introduced in the House Committee on Resources by Representative DeFazio to limit the Fee Demo program to National Parks, and eliminate it for Forest Service and other lands.


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Permanent extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

From theprogram’s inception in through Septemberthe Forest Service hasinvested $ million, or 80% of the revenue collected, in the categories shownin the table below. The remaining $ million, or 20%, will carry overfor use in future years.

Get this from a library. Permanent extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, Septem [United States.

Congress. House. Permanent extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, Septem   Sincefederal land management agencies have collected over $ million in recreation fees from the public under an experimental initiative called the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.

Under the trial program, the Congress authorized the four federal land management agencies, including the Forest Service, to charge fees to visitors and to retain the. The Recreational Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) was authorized by Congress in (P.L. ) as a 3-yearpilot program, subsequently extended through Septem I.

This program allows the USDA Forest Service andthe USDI Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Fish and Wildlife Service to experiment with new or. Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service,and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) were,for the first time ever, able to charge,collect,and retain recreation fees for a wide range of recreational activities.

With the passage of Fee-Demo, the proverbial genie was free at last. The purpose of Fee-Demo Some have claimed that the purpose forFile Size: 92KB. 90 percent of the fees under the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. In fiscal yearthe Forest Service collected $35 million in fees; the Park Service collected $ million.

Congress reacted to public fury over the demonstration program by passing legislation in to limit situations in which the Forest Service could charge day-use : Bettina Boxall. Site-Specific Digital Passes. These digital passes cover entrance, standard amenity (day use), or recreation fees at a single location.

Destinations across the country offer the convenience of digital passes, with a variety of pass options at each individual location for. Many of these general expressions of support were conditional, i.e., support of the fee program as long as the money is used locally as promised by the Forest Service, as in the following example: “Many recreation users support the fee program when they can see direct results such as those found in Mill Creek Canyon or along the Mirror Lake.

Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (“Fee Demo”) for a three-year test peri-od. The program has been extended three times for one-year periods and it could be be extended again for four years in the Interior Appropriations Bill for The program imposes fees on certain recreational uses of lands managed by the National Park Service.

From the program's inception in through Septemberthe Forest Service has invested $ million, or 80% of the revenue collected, in the categories shown in the table below. The remaining $ million, or 20%, will carry over for use in future years. Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Sincefederal land management agencies have collected over $ million in recreation fees from the public under an experimental initiative called the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.

The Forest Service's part was about $ million. The authority to collect these fees expires at the end of fiscal. Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Sincefederal land management agencies have collected over $ million in recreation fees from the public under an experimental initiative called the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.

The Forest Service's part was about $ million. The authority to collect these fees expires at the end of fiscal year. the Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Manage-ment (BLM), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)—col-lectively the “land management agencies”—additional powers to levy and increase user fees.

This Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, signed into law as Public Lawapplied to of the nation’s parks. PerhapsFile Size: KB.

The Forest Service Manual (FSM ) states that a District Ranger may be delegated the authority by the Forest Supervisor to re-issue a recreation residence permit when a determination is made to continue that use of the Forest Service land.

Who are recreation residence permits issued to. The Forest Service Manual (FSM a)File Size: KB. The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change recreation fees at several sites on the Pisgah National Forest and the public is invited to provide input to proposed fee changes for 46 days.

A two-page Recreation Residence Program Overview is mandatory reading for anyone considering the purchase of a cabin. Currently, there are nea cabins in the program. Cabin lots are typically grouped into cabin tracts by the Forest Service.

Over cabin tracts are located on National Forests in 24 States, plus Puerto Rico. 4 Forest Recreation Management Benefits to riparian areas: Recreation management guidelines address the fact that development of trails, campsites or other recreational facilities can alter the vegetation within the riparian area.

That vegetation is important for providing inputs of coarseFile Size: 1MB. Start Preamble AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act ofthe Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revisions to the information collection: Recreation Fee and Wilderness Program Administration.

The permanent extension of the Fee Demonstration Program allows recreation fees to be charged on land overseen by the U.S.

Forest Service, Park Service, Bureau of Land.Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) This Act, Public Law ( Stat. ), enacted by Congress as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill and signed into law by President Bush on December 8,allows the government to charge a fee for recreational use of public lands .The bill will end demonstration fees for all but the national parks.

The coalition sees the “fee demo” program as just one step toward commercialization and privatization of our national : Karn Stiegelmeier.