Ted Williams wrote this. It’s in Read It Here Magazine.

The fees are on other folk’s minds too. The Forest for the Fees. By Brian Park and Joshua Zaffos. Rocky Mountain Chronicle. 

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Federal recreation access fees have become a shakedown of the public.

  1. ClapSo says:

    The answer to this problem is to ban motor vehicles on public lands and waters. There is little enough wild country left. We should preserve it.

    The funding problem can be solved by reforming the Mining law of 1872. It has been a rip off for industry for far too long. Increase the fees on mining companies to pay for the preservation effort!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  2. jeremiasx says:

    I wrote a series on the Rainbow Family’s annual gathering, sans permit, in the US Forest last month. They’ve been fighting this fight on a massive scale for YEARS now. Just check it out.




‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey