FLREA Revenue and Spending Plans

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the BLM to collect recreation fees at sites and areas that provide certain amenities. The BLM also collects recreation fees from the sale of Interagency Passes (America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass) and from fees collected for the issuance of Special Recreation Permits. These fees are reinvested directly back into the local recreation program to expand and improve recreational opportunities. Common expenditures of permit revenues include enhancing access, cleaning trash, maintaining recreational facilities, upgrading existing facilities to meet universal accessibility standards, permit administration, and protecting nearby natural and cultural resources from recreational impacts.