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 action". 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. Stan -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.