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The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act was extended by one year in the legislation that ended the federal government shutdown. Congress is starting now to write revised fee legislation and it will be moving in 2014. Act now to make sure your voice is heard! Details HERE.
BLM California is trying to fast-track an illegal access fee for the King Range Wilderness near Arcata, using a sham public process. Immediate action is needed! Learn more HERE.
A California resident is fed up with the Sequoia National Forest charging fees the courts have said are illegal, and is taking them back to court to get them to stop. Read about the case HERE.
LAWSUIT FILED to challenge the Forest Service policy of using private concessionaires to evade federal recreation fee laws. Details HERE.
Listen to the podcast about the approval of 72 new and increased fees on three National Forests in Oregon and Washington!
The Western Slope No-Fee Coalition is a broad-based organization consisting of diverse interests including hiking, biking, boating, equestrian and motorized enthusiasts, community groups, local and state elected officials, conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, and just plain citizens. We have members and member groups in 33 states.
Our goals are:
At this site you can learn about the history and current status of recreation user fees, read related laws, read press coverage of the fee issue from around the country, and find out how to take action to help restore the American heritage of public access to public lands.