New: Upper Salt Info
Whats up buzz....so i just received this email from the tonto national forest. Read it over (if your interest lies in the Salt Drainage) because it just might pertain to you. Here's the message:
The Forest Service is considering a change for the Private Permit Fees for
running the Upper Salt River through the Salt River Canyon Wilderness from
March 1 to May 15 each year . The application fee of $10 will remain the
same. The permit fee is proposed from the current $75 to a fee of $125.
The purpose of the proposed fee increase is to help better cover the cost
of managing the river program for the Upper Salt River Canyon Wilderness.
The proposed fees are in line with those charged by other Forest Service
and federal government agencies for similar river permits in the western
If you wish to comment, do not respond by e-mail, please respond by
telephone or written correspondence by close of business August 31, 2007.
The phone number to call is 928-402-6236 you may leave a detailed message
of your response. If you would prefer to talk to the River Permit
Coordinator please leave your contact information and someone will return
your call at your request. Written correspondence can be sent to Globe
Ranger District, ATTN: River Permit Coordinator, 7680 Sixshooter Canyon
Road, Globe, AZ 85501.
In accordance with the Federal Land Recreational Lands Enhancement Act of
2004, all fee change proposal such as this must be reviewed by a Recreation
Resource Advisory Committee. This function is being fulfilled by the
Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Resource Advisory Council (RAC) for the
state of Arizona. The BLM RAC will consider the proposal at their
quarterly meeting in September. For more information about the meeting you
may contact Connie Lane, Recreation Staff, Globe Ranger District, Tonto
National Forest 928-402-6200.
Thank you for your interest in the management of the Tonto National Forest.
The impossible is merely the undone. -CS