Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Bureau Of Land Management Suspends Entrance Fees On All Public Lands Across America Until Further Notice

After careful consideration and at the direction of Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will temporarily suspend the collection of all entrance fees until further notice. As a result, site-specific standard amenity and day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived for the foreseeable future. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas, will remain in effect. “I’ve directed the Bureau of Land Management to waive entrance fees at recreation sites and national monuments that remain open. This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors across the 245 million acres of public lands managed by the agency,” Secretary Bernhardt said. Other states and municipalities have implemented similar policies waiving fees to parks, refuges and other public recreation sites in an effort to support social distancing...MORE

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