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Matthew Kulas wrote:
> Relevant links
>
> The Law
> http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/fee-legislation-text.shtml
> Summary of the Law
> http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/fee-legislation-summary.shtml
> About
> http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/about-rec-fees.shtml
> WMNF Passes
> http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/passes/index.php
>
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> The fees at most White Mountain National Forest trailheads are
>> illegal. Please do not pay them.
>>
>> The Forest Service has the authority to charge fees under the 2005
>> Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. From the Forest Service
>> website: "Most National Forest System lands are open, free of charge
>> for your use and enjoyment; however, entrance or user fees may be
>> charged at some areas under the provisions of the Federal Lands
>> Recreation Enhancement Act, established by Congress to replace the
>> former Fee Demo program."
>>
>> Since most trailheads in the White Mountain National Forest do not
>> meet the conditions set out by Section 3(f)(4)(A-D), the Forest
>> Service has no legal grounds to charge a fee. Furthermore, fees for
>> undeveloped campsites, such as those found along the Gale River Road
>> are also illegal, as they do not meet the majority of conditions set
>> out in Section 3(g)(2)(A).
>>
>> Note that the Lincoln Woods trailhead, in summer, likely meets the
>> conditions set forth in Section 3(f)(4).
>>
>> (Also posted on VFTT.)
>>
>> --Matt K.
>>
>>     
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