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After my conversation with the NFS ranger, I sent an email to the owner of the concessionaire business (in Bozeman) recounting the treatment that we had received from their employee that day at the campground. I never got an apology from anyone, including the owner of the concessionaire business. But I did notice that there was a new CG host this year. To charge any taxpayer a day use fee for sitting at a picnic table in a NF stinks in my book. After all, the national forests and national parks belong to the people and not to the Dept. of Agriculture, the NFS, the NPS or their employees. They work for us and we pay their salaries. But for some reason, they keep forgetting that. Obviously, they need a reminder...and the sooner the better and before the government's fiscal year comes to an end. They also could use a few basic courses in communication on how to talk to and deal with members of the public who, after all, are their employer and not their subservient lemmings. It seems as if the very government agencies, that have been entrusted to protect and preserve our national parks, national forests and wildlife on behalf of the US citizens are working against their very own mission statements. Judging by the questionable actions of the NFS and the NPS in recent years, it seems like the Code of Ethical Conduct for Federal Employees has gone right out the window along with their agency mission statements. Is that what we want? If outdoor enthusiasts won't take a stand or do something to correct the situation, then all of us will pay for their complacency in the future, with higher entrance, access and day use fees/charges for the property that we already own under the law. It's up to you, folks. Call or write your senator and let your voice be heard! If you don't, then you have no right to complain when you get charged an entrance or access fee to use public land.
Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:57 pm
This is just ridiculous! It's Public land for pete's sake! What, are they going to charge for enterence to city parks next? Being charged to go on a picnic!? What is our government coming too?
I was really surprised when a Washington Dept of Game officer pulled up and asked for my permit, I asked him, what permit, it has been 20 years since lived in Washington and was taking a couple of pictures while my wife was picking a few hucks, he was nice and didn't give me a ticket, but I had to show my Montana DL, My Montana Conservation Lic and he said if I didn't stay long he would wave the citation, I guess I just got a warning. What was really amazing, he ran my wants and warrants report, felt like a criminal! Fortunately, I didn't have a gun with me on this trip, all I had was a few antique fly rods I picked up at a garage sale!
Statistics: Posted by Dave Parker — Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:39 am
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Statistics: Posted by dcerdeiras — Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:37 am
When we have lost all things that we as a nation have fought for from the beginning, then maybe people will get off their tail and stand up against all this nonsense and throw out all the politicians and bureaucrats.
Statistics: Posted by Deep Woods — Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:13 pm
Statistics: Posted by Dave Parker — Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:49 pm
It's nice to see that this was handled correctly and followed up on, even if it took a while.
There need to be more citations issued for rule breaking instead of an emphasis on being "nice" all the time and providing "teachable moments".
Statistics: Posted by DanS — Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:57 pm
found this here
HR 5204 is written as an amendment to the current law, in the form of line-by-line additions, deletions, and substitutions, which makes it very difficult for the public to understand. (Probably this was the intention.) A detailed analysis of the major provisions of HR 5204 can been seen at this link.
August 24, 2014
THE FEE-FREE PRESS
DEAR PUBLIC LANDS SUPPORTER ,
Action is urgently needed to stop a bill introduced in the House, and already rammed through Committee and ready for a floor vote. HR 5204 would authorize the Forest Service and BLM to charge fees for all public lands, for any activity, by any person, any time. Details follow. Please TAKE ACTION NOW!
Welcome to the future.
STOP THIS BILL
HOUSE BILL WOULD ALLOW FEES FOR ALL PUBLIC LAND ACCESS
Just before the House adjourned for their August recess, HR 5204 The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014, was introduced by U.S. Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) and rammed through the House Resources Committee, without a hearing, by its Chairman, U.S. Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA)........................READ MORE HERE
Statistics: Posted by Deep Woods — Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:36 pm
Glad they didn't use this as a teaching moment.
Statistics: Posted by Hoggie — Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:24 pm
Statistics: Posted by Hoggie — Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:22 pm
Very glad to hear it. Rules are pointless if not enforced.
Statistics: Posted by Straight Arrow — Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:19 pm
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