Everyone understands that there's a federal budget deficit. But federal agencies can still create an uproar by raising or instituting fees.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest just got an earful about plans to raise many fees at recreation sites in the forest.
Some would as much as triple under the proposal; others, like charges to stop at the Rogue Gorge site, would be new charges for sites that have been free until now.
National forest reps gather to talk about the rationale for the fee hikes and the process ahead.
The fee proposals can be viewed here. Written comments on the proposal should be mailed by February 16, 2018, to Rogue River-Siskiyou N.F. ATTN: Recreation Fees, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504. Comments can also be emailed to Rogue_River-Siskiyou_RecFee@fs.fed.us.