Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. S.868

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May 23, 2007
Las Vegas


Contact: Todd Ockert
E-mail: landuse@ufwda.org
Tulare, Ca. 7 May 2009

Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. S.868

The anti-access folks have found a new way to try and close some of our favorite areas that we recreate in. In these tough times, many of our public land managers charge a fee to enter the publicly managed lands under their control. These fees are used to maintain the following in the managed lands under their control:
(1) Repair, maintenance, facility enhancement, media services, and infrastructure, including projects relating to visitor enjoyment, visitor access, environmental compliance, and health and safety;
(2) Interpretation, visitor information, visitor service, visitor needs assessments, monitoring, and signs;
(3) Habitat enhancement, resource assessment, preservation, protection, and restoration relating to recreational uses; and
(4) Law enforcement relating to public use and recreation.

This new bill would prohibit the Secretary of the interior from charging fees at the following sites:
Prohibited Sites- the Secretary shall not charge a fee under subsection (a) for Federal recreational land or water managed by--
(1) The Director of the Bureau of Land Management; or
(2) The Commissioner of Reclamation.

Per the current laws, the fee’s if any, have to be used as mentioned above.

This current status of this bill is: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Please take the time to call or write your representatives to stop this bill. The official stance of United Four Wheel Drive Associations is to not support this bill in its current form.


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