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U.S. Forest Service wants to charge $1,500 to take photos on federal wild lands


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 02:15 PM

Permits would cost up to $1,500, even if someone was taking photos or video with their phone, and fines for shooting without a permit could be as high as $1,000

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:31 PM

What are the procedures to enforce this new bullshit?  Take away all electronic devices upon entering the park?  Drone patrols?  Every time I post a nature photo I'll be fined?  What?  

 

Total crap!  

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

What are the procedures to enforce this new bullshit?  Take away all electronic devices upon entering the park?  Drone patrols?  Every time I post a nature photo I'll be fined?  What?  

 

Total crap!  

 

:angry:

 

:P

 

Drone patrols.  Nice!

 

Use drones to shoot your pictures.  What are they going to do?  Shoot them down?

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

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#5 status - Digger

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:12 PM

Updated: Is The U.S Forest Service About To Charge Photographers To Take Photos?
 
UPDATE: According to Oregon Live, the United States Forest Service has announced that is delaying implementation of the rule due to the large public outcry. I have reached out to the USFS and will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.
 
UPDATE TWO: United States Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers issued a statement announcing the delay is actually to extend the comment period by one month, to December 3, 2014. The USFS will also set up meetings to address concerns and field questions by the media and public. 
 
 
7 things you should know about the Forest Service's media restrictions in wilderness
 
"What does the Forest Service plan to do next—monitor Instagram accounts and fine users that post pictures of our wilderness areas?" asked U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat. "I will organize and send the Forest Service a bipartisan letter telling them the current rule is unacceptable and that it needs to be fixed."
 
1. These rules are already in place.
2. This isn't just about the media.
3. The policy narrowly defines the circumstances when media wouldn't need a special permit to shoot photos or videos.
4. The Forest Service couldn't provide any actual examples of what problems it's trying to address.
5. The Forest Service is giving itself wide discretion to decide when it would and wouldn't grant a special permit. 
6. The rules apply across huge swaths of Oregon and the West.
7. A serious fight is brewing.
 
 
 
 

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