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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
February 2, 2011
In Reply Refer To:
2930 (250) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/08/2011
Information Bulletin No. 2011-026
 
To:                  All Field Office Officials
                       Attn:  Recreation Planners
 
From:              Chief, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services
 
Subject:          Bureau of Land Management Fee-Free Days for the 2011 Summer Season
 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on the following dates in 2011:  the first day of summer, June 21; National Public Lands Day, scheduled for September 24; and the Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 11–13. These fee-free days include areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).
 
The fee-free requirement only applies to standard amenity fees, although other fees may be waived as the field office manager deems appropriate.  For data collection and accountability purposes, a zero-value receipt equivalent to a one-day pass may be issued to those visitors whose fee is waived.
 
We will also distribute “fee-free coupons” to volunteers who participate in the BLM’s September 24, 2011, National Public Lands Day observance; further guidance for that will be issued at a later date.  

While other Federal land management agencies may observe “fee-free” dates other than the dates outlined by the BLM, the BLM field units/fee sites in jointly managed areas, near, or adjacent to other Federal units are encouraged to offer similar fee free access. In general, these “fee-free” days may waive standard amenity fees and individual day-use fees (e.g., visitor centers and within National Landscape System units); however, other fees, i.e., those for group day use, overnight camping, and cabin rentals, will remain in effect.

For more information about this summer’s fee-free days, please visit the BLM Fee-Free Days Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html. If you have questions concerning this Information Bulletin, please contact Anthony Bobo, Jr., BLM Recreation Fee and Permit Program Manager, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services (WO-250), at 202-912-7248 or Anthony_Bobo@blm.gov.

 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Robert T. Ratcliffe                                                        Robert M. Williams
Division Chief                                                              Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Recreation and Visitor Services

 
Last updated: 02-08-2011