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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?

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7

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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

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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 this project will help revitalize Madras?

Do you think this project will help revitalize Madras?

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0

No

0

Yes

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Do you agree with Mt.View High School's response to the break in and vandalism?
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1,222 Votes

Do you agree with Mt.View High School's response to the break in and vandalism?

Yes

4

No

6

Yes

4 Comments
Eric Chandler
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Eric Chandler

Only if they knew who did it!

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Eric Chandler
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Eric Chandler

Only if they knew who did it!

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Wesley Zeller
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Wesley Zeller

play stupid games win stupid prizes

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Kathy Lininger
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Kathy Lininger

Students should behave with more maturity, have respect for other's property, at 17 or 18, they should know RIGHT from WRONG. I feel sorry for the other students' loss of celebration for their accomplishments because of the few individual's lack of common sense and respect...

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Latterdaysaint
Latterdaysaint

The whole graduating class shouldn't be punished!

No

6 Comments
Collin Stoll
2
Collin Stoll

The punishment of cancelling the events for the rest of the school was punitive and Orwellien. This collective punishment is reminiscent of the PRC or the CCP not the USA. Shame!

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Matthew Hardman
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Matthew Hardman

Should of not punished all students, 20 kids should pay for the senior BBQ and not be allowed to show. I do agree with lowering the charge from a felony.

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Joel Hoffman
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Joel Hoffman

These kids couldn't celebrate 8th grade promotion because of Covid, now they missed out on another normal tradition like the assembly to recognize the hard work of a majority of students. Bend Lapine prides itself of equity of all students yet the life skills kids didn't get that equity.

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SirScoots
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SirScoots

not harsh enough. They wont learn from this weak charge

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

Those responsible should be punished not everyone

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