Skip to comments.Forest Service Fees Found Faulty by Courts
Posted on 02/21/2012 10:53:00 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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Forest access fees began in 1996
No worries, other fees will go up and other schemes will be created for the Kings forest.
Wondering about launch fees at National Parks. Having to pay to use their public ramps.
Should not have to pay to boat on Federal Waters. :)
*PING* to freely enjoy the outdoors
Actually everyone isn't entitled to to enter national forests without paying a cent as the 9th circuit seems to be stating. That's a function of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, legislation, which barred charging a fee for parking and trails.
The Golden Age Pass port is the best deal going.
It permits entry to all US facilities and half off of campground fees
I go up to Uwharrie National Forest at least every couple of months. Park at a Trail Head and spend 1 or 2 nights camping out somewhere on the Uwharrie or Dutchmen’s Trails.
Never thought about Fees because they don’t charge any. Also so fees in the Birkhead Wilderness.
But that's for another thread...
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—The ruling elite’s plan is
to genocidally force the global population down to 200 million . . . see Agenda21 on FR and elsewhere . . .
herd the remaining truly serfs and slaves
into Soviet style institutionalized housing in far fewer cities . . . of course taking the kids away from parents and universally preventing conception except as deemed in the interest of THE STATE . . .
. . . then returning the rest of the land to ‘it’s natural state’
for the recreational pleasures of the elites alone.
Go to USAJOBS.com and you’ll see that the Forest Service is hiring 12,000 workers who will be laid off on Dec. 5. Cooking the books on unemployment stats.
The New Class always dreams of a Brave New World where the naturally superior alphas are in charge.
When the dreamers’ eyes open, it’s always 1984, with a boot endlessly stamping on a human face.
Luckily, “endlessly” is a bit strong; socialist regimes collapse within a few generations.
Thankfully, this one is scheduled to be in
OVERT power “only” about 7 years.
Literal Armageddon will trash them totally and permanently.
The King Is Coming.
Thanks for those quotes, Quix.
Just amazing. And remarkable that the phrase "New World Order" keeps recurring every decade for the last 100+ years.
As for Agenda 21, that seems to be the new "stealth" way of implementing the globalist platform. Sadly, there are far too many useful idiots across the country that are quite happy to hand over the rope that will eventually hang them.
What percentage of your parents and sibllings and families are awake about such?
—of your extended family?
—of your workmates?
—of your church or other social groups?
Some of those quotes are worth printing on cards and handing out, imho.
RE protecting against SOME radiation and heavy metals damage.
Thanks for the ping!
Good. Those are the people’s lands and we shouldn’t be charged for recreating in them.
Amen to that. There are some now in the USFS and BLM that would like to keep everyone off public lands, enviro-nazis are being promoted into higher positions.
Before this Obamanation is all over, I'm probably going to be declared a "public lands criminal."
I'll probably enjoy that status, though, I'm thinking. Ha ha ha!
The problem is that seasoned citizens are as a demographic unit far more financially stable with more disposable income than the other demographics, yet, as a result of getting old, get lots of discounts.
I feel strongly that federal parks and forests (and state for that matter) should be free of charge. It really should be a simple perk of citizenship that as a taxpayer there’s this one thing you can do without being nickel-and-dimed for some sort of fee or yet another tax. You can go up and take a walk in the woods, or the shore of some high mountain lake.
I remember boating on Puget Sound and there were numerous state parks with bouys where you could just go tie up for the night. It was nice. Now they charge a fee to do that too. [sigh]
I went through this at Snow Lake. I drove into the parking area, not seeing any forest service people, parked, hiked into the stream above it to look for fishing spots, and came back down to find a lunatic forest service lady screaming at me for not paying a fee. A guy camped by my truck said the lady had raised so much hell that he had paid my fee. I paid him and left, the lady was still screaming. I waved at her with my middle finger as I drove out.
Why then, are there National Wilderness where no one except park rangers are allowed to go?
I have never gone, but the idea rankles me on principle.