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.