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Do you think $3-5 is a fair price for wilderness access fees?
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559 Votes

Do you think $3-5 is a fair price for wilderness access fees?

Yes

7

No

12

Yes

7 Comments
M Davis
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M Davis

Pay to play. Our forests are being loved to death and we need a plan, oversight and enforcement if the forest is going to continue to be enjoyed by everyone.

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John Driscoll
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John Driscoll

Nothing is free. If anything, the fee is too low.

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Ben Wiborg
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Ben Wiborg

As long as it’s used to maintain trails and others wilderness areas as needed.

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Mou Chat Reed
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Mou Chat Reed

And double for out of state folk.

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Stephanie Finch
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Stephanie Finch

It’s awful to see the deterioration of these areas due to overuse and irresponsible people- maybe a fee would deter some of the lazier ones? Would absolutely support a local discount though too...

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sharder8
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sharder8

I would have said no, if people weren't leaving all their trash in the woods. I'm getting tired of cleaning up after others! Now they can pay a fee to use what should be free.

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Roger Mathus
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Roger Mathus

Fees are needed and should be used for trail maintenance and for education on protection of the wilderness areas. How people trash out the wilderness areas and make new paths is irresponsible.

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No

12 Comments
kel arn
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kel arn

We all own this land,government fleecing of america. No more taxes to enjoy land. Remove all fee sites.

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Kevin Crabtree
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Kevin Crabtree

Just another tax that will do nothing Forest Service is just another Government Entity that is full of Fraud Waste and Abuse

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

We already pay taxes for this....stop already!!!

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

Our taxes pay for et al in the forest costs......always has. Just has to do with waste and mismanagement by the USFS and their addiction for more.....more......more...! Haven't paid and never will!

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Karen M Newcomb
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Karen M Newcomb

I voted no because the public owns the land. I remember a time when I wanted to show my children a special public site, and the fee was too high. I probably won't make use of the trails.

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Patricia Brady-McKinney
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Patricia Brady-McKinney

We own this land and should not have to pay a fee to use it. How about we quit promoting this place (Visit Bend) so that fewer people come and abuse the land.

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Lucin McGarry
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Lucin McGarry

Absolutely not, people wonder why very little are spending time outdoors anymore. This is why! Almost every outdoor activity or place to enjoy nature has a price tag on it. What happened to Gods gift?

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Raymond Meskill
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Raymond Meskill

It belongs to the people

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NotENuf Tea
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NotENuf Tea

access to public lands should not be charged for. permitted if necessary but no charge to access or go in and camp in undeveloped sites.

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Brad Cheney
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Brad Cheney

They dont use the money they already get wisely,paying a fee wont make people clean up after themselves and we all know the forest service wont be out there cleaning up peoples left behinds.

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Paul Gauthier
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Paul Gauthier

These fees will make it very difficult for groups, such as meetups and hiking groups, to make reservations for group hikes in advance. They cannot collect the fees until the day of the hike.

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Heidi Owen
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Heidi Owen

We should not have to pay for our own land use. It's getting out of hand.

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Do you think the Pac-12 will dissolve?

Do you think the Pac-12 will dissolve?

Yes!

2

No!

1

Yes!

2 Comments
den b
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den b

From what I have read U of O and U of W are looking to bail also. Leaving what?

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why are they bailing?

No!

1 Comment
Paul Schuler
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Paul Schuler

I think they'll be able to draw in teams to keep them going. I hope

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Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?
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254 Votes

Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?

Yes!

5

No!

5

Yes!

5 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Yes, this is still the USA and we have to stand up for it and for ourselves.This administration is trying to destroy us so stand up proud and vote RED.

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Theresa Borden
0
Theresa Borden

I always have felt more patriotic on independence day. No matter the politics of the day.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Yes we need to stand up for this country which the Biden admin is ruining

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No!

5 Comments
Neta Madrone Marlin
1
Neta Madrone Marlin

Not for the past 5+ years...the idiots have burned democracy to the ground ... It's time for evolution.

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Sussie Due
0
Sussie Due

Because I'm too worried about the fireworks affecting my PTSD.

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Clancy Prentice
0
Clancy Prentice

Happy treason day! The day we celebrate past treasons dressed up as freedom. while condemning any thought of treason even if it be for the same reason!

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The founding fathers weren't treasonous

Oakley Taylor
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Oakley Taylor

It's hard to feel patriotic when a small percentage of people enforce laws on women, jeopardizing their lives. The "Supreme Court" is a joke. Now families will fall sick from polluted air and water without the safety net of regulations, jeopardizing our future for the profiteering of big companies.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The Sepreme court is the best

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

"The Sepreme court" has got to be better than the Supreme Court, right Einstein?

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