Central Cascades permit fees announced

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by retired jerry » January 14th, 2020, 10:22 am

Cunning Keith and I were there. And someone from Salem Meetup group. Maybe four written comments.

The three of us all mentioned the special use permit issue, and each of us talked about some other stuff. Respectful and friendly to the FS people.

Probably a waste of time, they'll just rubber stamp it.

They've received 1000+ comments, mostly negative.

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by cunningkeith » January 17th, 2020, 11:27 am

More RAC meetings to make oral comments by attending or calling in. In theory, these are the last public meetings before the recommendation goes for final approval. If you join any of these, please PM me, as I'd like to hear a summary.

Bend RAC, Jan. 22, 2020, 6pm (call-in option available)
6:15-6:30 p.m. Public comment period*
Location: Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office
63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, Ore. 97701
Teleconference line/access code: Toll free 888-844-9904; participant access code: 4311797#

To make comments (in person or by phone), you must get on the agenda
"Comments are limited to 3 minutes per person to allow for as many people as possible to
participate. If you would like to make a comment, please let Lisa Machnik
([email protected]) or Larisa Bogardus ([email protected]) know so we can add your
name to the time allotted."

Keizer RAC, Feb. 11, 2020, 9am
Keizer Community Center, Claggett Room, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, Oregon 97303
Request speaking slot or send written materials to [email protected].

Baker City RAC, Feb. 20-21 (time and location tbd)
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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by Bosterson » January 17th, 2020, 11:41 am

It's great that they don't have one of these meetings in, oh, the largest city in the state... :roll:
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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by retired jerry » January 17th, 2020, 11:50 am

Thanks Keith

Keizer is 45 minutes away :)

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by jessbee » January 17th, 2020, 12:30 pm

cunningkeith wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 11:27 am

Keizer RAC, Feb. 7, 2020, 9am
Keizer Community Center, Claggett Room, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, Oregon 97303
Request speaking slot or send written materials to [email protected].

Baker City RAC, Feb. 20-21 (time and location tbd)
Keith, does this mean we can send in written comments for the Keizer meeting? I can't make it to the Bend one due to a work conflict.
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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by cunningkeith » January 17th, 2020, 12:42 pm

jessbee wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Keith, does this mean we can send in written comments for the Keizer meeting? I can't make it to the Bend one due to a work conflict.
Yes, you can send written comments for any of the RAC meetings. Send them to the three coordinators:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

I'd keep it short, reference your previous comments to the FS, that the process has been flawed, that this is not special use, and that there is widespread opposition (over 11,000 out of 12,000 comments to the FS are against).

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by retired jerry » January 17th, 2020, 12:44 pm

At the Keizer LARC they held up the several written comments. A copy was given to each of the LARC members I believe. They weren't read aloud or anything. They didn't say whether they were for or against.

Definitely better to send in written comments if you can't make it there in person.

Not everyone is retired and can afford a couple hours :)

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by cunningkeith » January 18th, 2020, 7:35 am

I corrected the date of the Keizer meeting from my previous post. It is Feb. 11.

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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by teachpdx » February 6th, 2020, 3:02 pm

https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2020/ ... d-off.html

Fees still happening, but apparently reduced.
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Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Post by retired jerry » February 6th, 2020, 3:45 pm

I think I read that that you have to pay $1 for day permit, $6 for overnight

No per day fee

They are still restricting the number of people allowed each day for each trailhead

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