People required to buy passes to visit
By SCOTT MORRELL
Heads up folks! We are losing a basic civil
are no longer free to walk on our public lands
purchasing a federal permit. This freedom has
stripped away by the Recreation Fee
Program (Fee Demo). This unpopular
program requires citizens to buy a Northwest
Pass, costing per day or per year to
most National Forest trails in the Northwest. If
buy the permit, you will be ticketed. Ignoring the
nets a fine.
Fees are reasonable for improved sites such
campgrounds, snow parks, and boat ramps.
Demo goes too far. It imposes fees to access
tracts of undeveloped nature