[AZ-Observing] Status of Fee Demo Program

  • From: "Stanley A. Gorodenski" <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:23:12 -0800

Today I received a response to my email from McCain. It appears we have 
lost, as I predicted when this issue was first raised in Az-Observing. 
Here are excepts of what McCain said:

"I have been supportive of the Fee Demonstration Program not only as a 
way to provide additional funds for park and forest maintenance and 
improvement, but also to ensure that those who derive the most direct 
benefits from these resources contribute to their upkeep". "Demo fees 
have allowed rangers in Prescott National Forest to replace old tables 
and grills, repair potholes, distribute trail maps and improve signage 
in popular areas". [Other national forests were talked about] "The 
current program [the Fee Demo Program] authorization extends through 
December 2005". "...the Senate approved S. 1107, which would give 
permanent recreation fee collection authority solely to the National 
Park Service. S. 1107 has been referred to the House Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, where it is waiting further 

As I read this, giving fee collection authority to the National Park 
Service does not mean he is only talking about demos in National Parks. 
He is definitely talking about the demo program in National Forests, 
such as the Prescott National Forest.

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