Since the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition was formed in 2001 we have worked tirelessly to monitor fee proposals, inform the public about opportunities to participate, update Congress, and serve as a watchdog on the federal land management agencies. We have lost some battles, but we have won many. Here are some of our notable accomplishments.
Two civil suits against forests in southern and central California resulted in a settlement agreement whereby the Forest Service will stop charging for parking anywhere on nearly 400,000 acres of public land.
A proposal by the BLM in California to require an access fee for the King Range Wilderness and the Lost Coast Trail was put on hold thanks to overwhelmingly negative comments generated by a WSNFC Action Alert.
The BLM in Colorado went back to the drawing board about changing a river access fee when the WSNFC complained that the public participation procedure specified in the FLREA had not been followed. This is an 8-minute audio file of the phone conversation.