Friday, March 19, 2010

BLM to Up-Fees 4 Hikers

BLM to discuss fee hikes at Little Sahara complex

APress - March 19, 2010 7:35 AM ET

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management wants to charge the public more to visit the Little Sahara Recreation Area.

The 60,000-acre sand dune complex in Juab County has long been a popular spot for off-highway vehicles.

The agency will consider a number of fee changes, including eliminating the daily pass and implementing a 2-day pass for $25 per vehicle and a 7-day pass for $40.

Revenue from the increases would cover costs ranging from law enforcement to pumping toilets.

The BLM's Resource Advisory-Recreation Council plans to discuss the proposed increase next week in St. George.

Aaron Curtis, the recreation leader for Utah's BLM office, says Little Sahara hasn't seen a fee increase since 2003.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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