The ongoing, and spreading, fee scam has made its way into the last stronghold of the less government concept
According to the WESTERN SLOPE NO FEE COALITION
The Bighorn N
F is planning to start charging a $10/day parking fee
at the main trailhead into the Cloud Peak Wilderness (Cloud Peak, Darton Peak) in the Bighorn Range in Wyoming. When I challenged them because parking fees are illegal, they pulled the original notice from the Federal Register and reposted it without the word "parking" but it's still a parking fee
. Wyoming is one of only three states that doesn't have a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee, so the FS can pretty much do this unilaterally unless there is lots of public outcry
. Comments can go to Craig Cope Wilderness Coordinator email@example.com
and Mark Booth District Ranger firstname.lastname@example.org
People that live in Wyoming should send their comments to Senator Barasso
and Senator Enzi
and Representative Lummis
IMPORTANT ARTICLES TO READ:
BIGHORN NF TO CHARGE ILLEGAL FEE
BIGHORN FEE UNDER FIRE
BIGHORN CHANGES IT WORDING
THE RAT FEE SYSTEM IS ABUSED AND OFTEN ADMINISTERED ILLEGALLY BY THE FOREST SERVICE AND ITS CONCESSIONAIRES. This abuse has now encroached upon the state of Wyoming.
This is an ILLEGAL FEE as determined by the legislation set forth by Congress. The program is currently under fire and two senators are sponsoring a bill to shut down the fee program.
THIS IS A DOUBLE TAX on land YOU ALREADY OWN and have a right to ACCESS FOR FREE.
DO NOT PAY THE FEE at this trailhead!
If any SP member would like to authorize use of their SP photos for a video to get the word out about this scam, please send me a PM. I hope to get the video slapped together as quickly as possible. It would be similar in tone to these on my profile page:
AJ's PROFILE PAGE & VIDEOS.
NOTE: In the Spanish Peak Fee Video, the form I designed and filled out resulted in the fee that I paid being returned to me! What does THAT tell you? They know they're out of line and illegal, yet they continue to charge the fee on an ignorant and careless public!