Federal Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting February 2
A regional federal recreation advisory committee will hear proposals to establish or change user fees on three national forests when it meets on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The meeting will be held by teleconference. Those interested in participating, including members of the media, should contact Kathy Mitchell at kkmitchell @ fs.fed.us or at 541.308.1712. The meeting, scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., is open with a public comment period at 1:00 p.m. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person. Written comments on fee-related issues may be sent to Dan Harkenrider, 902 Wasco St, Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031 Proposals for new and increased fees will be presented by the Deschutes, Umpqua and Okanogan-Wenatchee national forests. The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee makes recommendations on new recreation fee proposals or changes to fees on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Washington. The volunteer committee members represent a wide range of interest groups from both states. Details of the proposals and the Committee's agenda can be viewed at: fs.fed.us/r6/passespermits/rrac-meetings
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.