This is hilarious because it is easy to enforce regulations when you're only limiting entry on two trails: you post two rangers there.Bosterson wrote: ↑February 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm
I specifically asked them how they expect to enforce additional regulations if they don't have the budget to enforce the current ones, and their answer was that the revenue will come from the new user fees. It seems like they have all their eggs in that basket, which presumably makes the outcome of this process a foregone conclusion. They said they have data showing high compliance with permits/limited entry, so it appears they expect this will work. If only their proposal had been to drum up stakeholder support to push Congress to give the FS more funding!
So how are they planning to enforce limited entry at 80 trailheads? The revenue earned from this permit system will not cover the cost of 78 new rangers. Oh wait, we haven't come up with cost yet... So if they do the math those are going to be some damned expensive permits.