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USFS Recreation Meeting in PDX Today & Tomorrow

Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 14:46:49 -0700

The Recreation Resources Advisory Committee for
the Northwest Region of the
US Forest Service will be meeting in Portland on
Wednesday and Thursday of
THIS week (May 16 and 17).
This will be only the second meeting of this newly chartered committee --- a committee chartered under the authority of FLREA (aka, "the RAT") for the purpose of facilitating the recreation industry's pay-to-play, commodified, recreation agenda.

There will be opportunities for public. I strongly encourage folks in the Portland area to attend and speak. We are depending upon public participation to, if at all possible, prevent this committee from becoming the Forest Service's rubber stamp.

Scott

--- Federal Register Notice Follows ----

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
[wais.access.gpo.gov]

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Forest Service

Notice of Meeting; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Forest Service, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)

SUMMARY: The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee
will meet in Portland, OR. The purpose of the meeting is to review and
provide recommendations on recreation fee proposals for facilities and
services offered on lands managed by the Forest
Service and Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Washington, under
the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004.

DATES: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2007
from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
and May 17, 2007 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

A public input session will be provided at 10:30 a.m. on both days of the
meeting. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person. The
Designated Federal Official has discretion to not convene the committee on
May 17, 2007, if necessary.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Lloyd
Center, 1710 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232. Send written
comments to Dan Harkenrider, Designated Federal Official for the
Pacific Northwest Recreation RAC, 902 Wasco Street, Suite 200, Hood
River, OR 97031, 541-308-1700 or  dharkenrider@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Harkenrider, Designated Federal
Official, 902 Wasco Street, Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031, 541-308-
1700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public.
Recreation RAC discussion is limited to Forest Service and Bureau of
Land Management staff and Recreation RAC members. However, persons who
wish to bring recreation fee matters to the attention of the Committee
may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after
the meeting. A public input session will be provided and individuals
who have made written requests by May 9, 2007 to the Designated Federal
Official will have the opportunity to address the Committee during the
meeting on May 16 and 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

The Recreation RAC is authorized by the Federal Land Recreation
Enhancement Act, which was signed into law by President Bush in
December 2004.



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Scott Silver
Wild Wilderness
248 NW Wilmington Ave.
Bend, OR 97701

phone: 541-385-5261
e-mail:  ssilver@wildwilderness.org
Internet:  http://www.wildwilderness.org