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Skip to comments.Forest Service Fees Found Faulty by Courts
Posted on 02/21/2012 10:52:50 PM PST by george76
In a ruling that is binding in nine western states and sets a nationwide legal precedent; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found unanimously last week that the U.S. Forest Service's recreation fee programs must allow citizens to park at trail-heads and go for a hike without paying a fee.
The case (Adams v. U. S. Forest Service) was brought in 2008 by four hikers who visit the Coronado National Forest around Mt. Lemmon, near Tucson.
The San Francisco Appeals Court found the U. S. Forest Service at fault for charging parking fees to people who go for a hike without using amenities such as picnic tables, trashcans, and bathrooms located nearby, or who camp in dispersed, undeveloped parts of a National Forest.
Judge Robert Gettleman, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, stated in the ruling that "Everyone is entitled to enter national forests without paying a cent."
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“Everyone is entitled to enter national forests without paying a cent.”
Taxpaying citizens and their dependents and guests, not everyone...
But Yogi, what about the Ranger?
Federales do whatever they want...
They don’t need no stinkin’ rules...