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Old 06-03-2011   #1
 
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Proposed Ruby/Horsethief Recreation Area

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...%20comment.pdf

Comments on the EA are due July 6.

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$100/campsite for a "large" group sounds a bit steep...why not go with a per head cost not per campsite? I wonder which these "large" camps will be? did the plan say? I only read pages 11-13...

other than that, I think it sounds fine.

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Good information. Again, thanks for posting WestSlope. I will need to dig deeper into the document and follow up with comments by 7/6. It seems to me like some more gradual gradation of fees for groups in the 6 to 10 range would be helpful. Hope the final decisions help make Ruby/Horsethief a more peaceful and productive place to float.
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2 dogs per group and on a leash at camp? Plus $50 per night? This sucks! I'm in favor of the permit system but what about $7 per person period, like Westwater
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"$100/campsite for a "large" group sounds a bit steep...why not go with a per head cost not per campsite? I wonder which these "large" camps will be? did the plan say?"


I agree, a per person charge would be a better way to go. I don't like how this change was implemented. Can we still comment on this plan? If so where?

Quotes from EA -

"Camping fees: In the draft plan, a proposed $7 per person, per night camping fee was common

to all alternatives. The majority of public comments received indicated that they believed this
fee was too high and BLM began to evaluate reducing the fee to $5 per person per night. During

discussions with the NWRAC McInnis Canyons NCA subgroup, it was suggested that a fee be

charged based on the use of campsite rather than the individual size of the group. As a result of

these discussions, the proposed action includes a fee based on group size rather than the


number of people in a group."


Camping fees

A group occupying a small campsite (15 people) would be charged $20 per campsite,
per night

A group occupying a medium campsite (614 people) would be charged $50 per
campsite, per night

A group occupying a large campsite (1525 people) would be charged $100 per
campsite, per night
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I agree the fee schedule needs work! The Green "B" section seems to do just fine @ $14/night and is a high use area. I couldn't find any info on where we can make comments. Is there a website? Thanks.
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Bottom line is all the rates sound high to me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by okieboater View Post
Bottom line is all the rates sound high to me.
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They need to cut those prices in half.
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Here is the link to the Press Release.

BLM Taking Public Comment on Ruby-Horsethief Recreation Plan

Funny that they don't mention what the fee structure is in the press release

We need lots of comments on this. There were 20,000 user days in 2009 yet they only had 63 comments submitted the last time this went out for public comments.
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