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FLREA (the Federal Lands Recreation and Enhancement Act) is the law that allows the BLM to collect a fee for you to use the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). Lawmakers are in the process of reauthorizing FLREA before it expires in 2015. Recently, the aSa wrote letters to those very lawmakers requesting that if the FLREA is reauthorized, it must contain language to better define how fees are collected.
This act, was signed into law by President Bush on December 8, 2004 and allows the government to charge a fee for recreational use on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Forest Service (USFS). The funds collected at each particular site are supposed to be used to improve that site or to protect natural resources.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
We encourage our members to write their own letters or to get their riding groups to do so as well. The way the current fees are being collected is flawed and we need your help to try and get the word out! Please take a moment to review our letter (download newsletter and see page 3 for sample letter) and develop one of your own. Please address your letters and fax them to the following:
|Energy and Natural Resource Committee
Attn: Chairman Ron Wyden
and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski
304 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
|Committee on Natural Resources
U.S. House of Representatives
Attn: Chairman Doc Hastings
and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515