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The Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

United States

The Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health of the Committee on Re

by United States

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ISBN 10016071267X
ISBN 109780160712678

Recreation Fee Demonstration Program: hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, to receive testimony on implementation of the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land.   A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to refund entrance fees to four Southern California hikers, leaving the year-old Adventure Pass program .   In , the Recreation Fee Demonstration Act expanded the types of fees that could be charged, and the Federal Lands Recreational Enhancement Act allowed even more.


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The Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Recreation Fee Demonstration program actually helps ensure that federal agencies remain the managers of public lands. Under the program, fees are retained in the place in which they are collected to be used for improvements and maintenance of the land, facilities, and services. The Forest Service has developed implementation guidelines ( KB PDF) that follow the Act and give direction on where and how fees can be charged.

Information Resources Recreation Fee Legislation Questions and Answers. 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 Eighth Congress, first session, Wednesday, Septem Abstract The Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) is a pilot program authorized by Congress in   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. 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.

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. InCongress authorized the Recreation Fee Demonstration program (Fee Demo) through Public Law (as amended: 16 United States Code a), for the Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service. This paper presents an updated analysis on the trends in favourable and unfavourable attitudes toward the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) on the national forests, updating an earlier study using computer content analysis of the public debate.

Approximately 65% of the attitudes toward the RFDP were favourable, comparable to the findings of survey by: 3. Recreational Fee Demonstration Program National Park Service - Bureau of Land Management Congress authorized the Recreational Fee Demonstration (Fee Demo) Program in to evaluate the feasibility of charging new or increased fees at recreation areas to enhance visitor enjoyment and protect area resources.

Four Federal land management agencies. Get this from a library. Recreation fee pilot project: your fees at work: recreation fee demonstration program. [United States. Forest Service.;]. 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.

Recreation Fee Demonstration Program authorized by Congress in to increase revenue and support site-specific projects within the USFS, BLM, FWS, and the NPS.

the Omnibus Appropriations bill for FY The Recreation Fee Program, created by the FLREA, replaces the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program. All but one of the Fish and Wildlife Service sites that participated in the Recreation The Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program book Demonstration Program have transitioned into the new program and continue to collect entrance fees and other receipts.

All receipts are deposited into a. This study explored the attitudes and perceptions of U.S. Forest Service employees concerning the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) in the Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6, Oregon and Washington), and their perceptions of how recreation fees Author: Karen Robinson, Robert C.

Burns, Alan Graefe. 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 This study used the patented InfoTrend computer content analysis method to analyse the debate about Recreational Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) fees on national forests expressed in a large electronic database of news media stories.

The media have been found to both shape and reflect public opinion for a wide range of social issues. Analysis of large numbers of news stories using the Cited by: 9. For example, the United States Forest Service (USFS) has introduced fees at about 60% of its forests and has more than doubled its total recreation fee revenues in ten years (Espey ).

The Author: Molly Espey. 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. Implementation of Recreation Fees by the U.S.

Forest Service: In recognition of the potential for recreational use fees to contribute to the operation, maintenance, and enhancement of public lands, Congress passed the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) inauthorizing federal land management agencies to charge Cited by: 2.

The recreation fee program is not new. All of the agencies with the exception of BOR had broad recreation fee authority under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of as well as under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (Fee Demo) launched in Some important distinctions distinguish FLREA from these earlier authorities.

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.

The price of a national park fee hike That changed with the Recreation Fee Demonstration program inwhich allowed agencies to start charging for day use. In one Forest Service. Court halts fees for use of Forest Service land under what was known as a fee demonstration program.

Later, the service made the fee structure permanent after the Federal Lands Recreation. Though it was introduced during the "Recreation Fee Demonstration Program" (Fee-Demo) which ended on Novemthe Forest Service continues to administer the program, nearly unchanged, under the Federal Lands and Recreation Enhancement Act.

tude highlight several critical problems in the design of recreation fee pro-grams. KEYWORDS: Recreation fees, economics, low-income users, public policy Introduction Congressional authorization of the current fee demonstration program, which permits public agencies to charge for access to federal lands, has re-invigorated the debate over.

Fund Act and Recreational Fee Demonstration Program statute, FLREA is the sole recreation fee authority for the Forest Service. If FLREA expires in December without reauthorization, the Forest Service and Interior agencies will have no explicit recreation fee.

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.

Charging fees for accessing public lands is relatively new, debuting inwhen Congress approved the controversial Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, authorizing the Forest Service to. 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. They want the court to order the Forest Service to end the fee program and reimburse them for all the fees they paid.

They are represented by René Voss of San Anselmo. The Angeles National Forest, just north of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains, containsacres of diverse terrain, including shrub forests and oak woodlands.

The new law authorized the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture, and the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land REA replaced fee authority under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (Fee Demo) and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCFA), and integrated several.

That began to change in when Congress created the Recreation Fee Demonstration program, allowing each of the four main public land agencies (Forest Service, Park Service, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Service) to begin up to experiments with recreation fees each and letting the agencies keep the revenues.

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 Lawapplied to of the nation’s parks.

The Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, enacted inrequired the Forest Service to select between 10 and sites where it “shall charge and collect fees for admissionFile Size: 79KB.

The Walt Disney Co. is a major force behind the U.S. Forest Service’s Adventure Pass program and the nationwide Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. It’s likely that Disney is calling the. RFDP - Recreation Fee Demonstration Program.

Looking for abbreviations of RFDP. It is Recreation Fee Demonstration Program. Recreation Fee Demonstration Program listed as RFDP The Recreation Fee Demonstration Program, now in its fifth year, promised to bolster the recreation budgets of the Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of.

Recreation Fee Demonstration program. The pass must be displayed on your cars rear view mirror while parked on National Forest lands. The fees for Camp/Picnic grounds are not covered under this pass & must be paid separate.

Additional stickers for your second vehicle or motorcycle can be purchased for a fee of $ A bit of history: The original "Fee Demo" was spearheaded in the mids by former Forest Service head Michael Dombeck, in cahoots with a group called the American Recreation : Tim Vanderpool.

The recreation area at Lolo Pass attracts thousands of skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoe enthusiasts in the winter, and is run through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and local non.

Authorized by Congress in and now entering its second year of implementation, the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program is jointly administered by the U.S.

Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.Whether you’re planning a single trip or coming back multiple times a year, you can find the right pass for your visit on We currently offer two types of passes for use at national parks, forests, and other federal recreation sites: Site-Specific Digital Passes and the America the Beautiful - The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass (referred to as the.Fees for the Angeles National Forest.

A parking fee of $5 per day, or $30 for an annual pass good for one year from the month of purchase, is now required in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. The fee pays for an "Adventure Pass", which must be prominently displayed inside your car.

A single pass is valid in all four Forests.