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Old 09-26-2014, 05:26 AM
bhorsley@earthlink.net bhorsley@earthlink.net is offline
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Default U.S. Forest Service wants to charge $1,500 to take photos on federal wild lands

This is my first post to this community. I'm unsure if this issue has been addressed in another thread though I saw this article in the Washington Post Wednesday and thought it pertinent to bring to members' attention:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ending_strip_5

The following link (also contained within the article) will direct you to a site where the Forest Service is accepting public comment through November 3.
https://www.federalregister.gov/arti...alregister.gov

I can't imagine having to pay $1500 every time I want to photograph within a national park. The wording in the proposal sounds as though this fee would apply even to noncommercial uses and to cell phone photography. Failure to comply would result in fines. I intend to contact my state representatives about this issue as well.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:23 AM
mattschwartz mattschwartz is offline
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Default Reply to $1500 fee issue

Hello bhorsley. I came across your post while researching the proposed laws and fees. As a member of NANPA, I immediately came to the site to see if the issue was being brought to NANPA's attention. I am not sure if NANPA is doing anything about this. In any case, I have done 4+ hours of research on the topic. Before I get to that, I wanted to point out that, quite unfortunately, some of these NANPA forums appear to be almost totally dead. Prior to your post in this section, the last post was one year ago! It is pretty sad, considering how great an active NANPA forum/community could be.

Now back to the issue at hand. Please go over to the following link, in which I posted a lot of clarification that I think would help you and others. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/for...htm#post451174

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This is my first post to this community. I'm unsure if this issue has been addressed in another thread though I saw this article in the Washington Post Wednesday and thought it pertinent to bring to members' attention:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ending_strip_5

The following link (also contained within the article) will direct you to a site where the Forest Service is accepting public comment through November 3.
https://www.federalregister.gov/arti...alregister.gov

I can't imagine having to pay $1500 every time I want to photograph within a national park. The wording in the proposal sounds as though this fee would apply even to noncommercial uses and to cell phone photography. Failure to comply would result in fines. I intend to contact my state representatives about this issue as well.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:40 AM
jeheupel jeheupel is offline
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Default NANPA IS working on the USFS Issue

If you haven't seen NANPA's work on this issue, go to www.nanpa.org and check out the position paper it has issued. It is on the right column of the front page, open to the public.
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