[AZ-Observing] Observing on Public Land may get Costly

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:23:31 -0700

If you enjoy heading out to dark sky country for and evening or two 
of observing you may want to check on what some in the government are 
up to. Check

http://www.aznofee.org

If some officials have their way ALL non-private land may end up 
costing you $5 or more per day or night for use. Prescott National 
Forest has been rumored to even take that to extreme and have 
ticketed people stopping to take pictures for the forest when they 
hadn't paid a fee and received a pass. Fines can be up to $5,000 
and/or 6 months in jail.

While some may think this is no problem, it turns out the cost of the 
program exceeds the income so in addition to costing you more 
directly, it will also cost more via taxes.

If you care, get involved!

Jeff
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