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Jim Mazzola
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« on: March 10, 2008, 01:36:52 pm »

Does anyone have a link to the USFS Permit system?
Are all USFS properties run under the same permit system or do each forest districts craft their own?
What is the definition threshold for requiring a permit?

In Michigan a permit is required if money is collected or the total number of attending the get together exceed 19 people (NOT Vehicles) This included kids. So basically 4 or 5 vehicles requires a permit, $3,000,000 insurance policy, an Enviromental Impact Statement, A Fire Plan, A Safety Plan, 90 days notice, and a $250-$1000 Road Bond (Usually Not Refundable)
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Todd Ockert
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »

Jim

One of the things some people have been working on out west, is getting the Forest Service and BLM to use the same permitting process at all of their same offices.
But usually, it has been different between offices, even within the same district!

When I get home this weekend, I will do a little research, and see what I can find on their national site, and ask some questions.

Todd
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Keith Holman
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 05:52:20 pm »

Jim, we see differences from one forest to the next within the USFS system. See http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/
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Carla Boucher
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 02:10:45 pm »

Does anyone have a link to the USFS Permit system?
Are all USFS properties run under the same permit system or do each forest districts craft their own?

Jim, the USFS regulations for special use permits is regulated at the national level.  Information about the regulations can be found on the UFWDA websie at
http://www.ufwda.org/landuse/SUP/SUP_Rule.htm.  Or you can simply go to the website at www.ufwda.org and click on the "land use" menu across the top of our page and then click on the "USFS SUP rules" link.

What is the definition threshold for requiring a permit?

As of August 12, 2004 your club will be REQUIRED to obtain a special use permit (SUP) if you have more than 75 PEOPLE in attendance at your event (either as spectators or as participants):

Even if you limit the use of the forest to Forest Service roads
Even if you do NOT charge an event fee
Even if you DO charge an event fee

You are not required to obtain a permit if you have less than 75 people and you do NOT charge a fee.

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United Four Wheel Drive Associations
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Chesapeake, VA  23328
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