Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447), 58908-58909 [2016-20291]

Download as PDF 58908 [FR Doc. 2016–20248 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–C DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) Willamette National Forest, USDA Forest Service AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of New Fee Site. The Willamette National Forest is proposing recreation fees at six recreation sites. The Willamette National Forest proposes a $5/day fee for the use of facilities at three day use sites: Hackleman Old Growth Grove, Hardesty Trailhead, and McCredie Picnic Area. Two campgrounds have proposed fees: Alder Springs Campground at $10/night and Indigo Springs Campground at $12/night. For overnight use of a backcountry shelter, the Willamette National Forest proposes a nightly fee of $80 during the summer season and a per person fee of $7/night during the winter season. Funds from recreation fees will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these sites and associated trails. These fees are only proposed and will be mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 determined upon further analysis and public comment. DATES: Send any comments about these fee proposals by December 1, 2016 so comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. Fees may be implemented May, 2017. ADDRESSES: Tracy Beck, Forest Supervisor, Willamette National Forest, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, OR, 97477 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Peterson, Recreation Program Manager, 541–225–6421 or email WillametteRecFeeComments@fs.fed.us SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. This new fee proposal will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. Mountain View Shelter will be available for overnight rental. The proposed fee differs by season: a nightly fee of $80.00 during the summer season and a per person fee of $7.00/night during the winter season. Backcountry shelter rentals offer a unique experience and are a popular offering on National Forests. The shelter is not currently PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for use during the spring, summer and fall season. In winter, the shelter is currently first come-first served yet often fills to capacity, causing visitors to ski or trek back to their vehicles. Reservations would enable visitors to plan ahead and know whether they will have a space in the shelter. The cabin offers views and a place for Nordic skiers to stay overnight or warm up during the day. Activities nearby include winter skiing, hiking and hunting. Access to the site in the winter is only by skis and by vehicle during the rest of the year. Fees will be used to maintain and operate the shelter. Indigo Springs Campground is currently a free site, with three campsites. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, with garbage service and a vault restroom on-site. This campground is surrounded by a stand of old growth Douglas-fir and is close to the Middle Fork Trail. The springs for which the camp was named is nearby and can be enjoyed by walking an easy, 500 foot round-trip loop trail. Interpretive signs explain the role of the nearby historic Oregon Central Military Wagon Road and the role of the bull trout in the regional watershed ecosystem. The proposed fee is $12.00/ night a campsite, and $6.00 per each additional vehicle per campsite. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 EN26AU16.031</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Alder Springs Campground is currently a free site, with six campsites. The campground is co-located with the Linton Lake Trailhead, which has an existing $5/day recreation fee. Campers currently use many of the same amenities as day users plus have the added benefit of their campsite, yet do this for free. The proposed fee addresses this inequity and is $10.00 for overnight camping, with a $5.00/night extra vehicle fee. This small, rustic campground is surrounded by towering Douglas fir trees. It is located on historic McKenzie Pass Highway (Hwy 242) about 90 minutes east of Eugene and provides easy access into the Three Sisters Wilderness. The Hardesty Trailhead is located on Highway 58, about 30 miles southeast of the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area. It was redeveloped in 2014, adding a vault restroom, picnic tables, hitching posts, and interpretation. It is a low elevation trailhead, providing yearround access to the Hardesty Trail and the South Willamette Trail, which provide access to the Goodman Creek and Eula Ridge trails. These trails are very popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. McCredie Picnic Area is located on Highway 58, about 10 miles east of the Oakridge, OR. It was redeveloped in 2014, adding a vault restroom, picnic tables, and interpretation. With picnic areas in view of the Salt Creek and trails to the water’s edge, the easily accessible site provides a pleasant stopping point for travelers along Highway 58. Hackleman Old Growth Grove, located along Highway 20 about 39 miles east of Sweet Home, OR, has onsite interpretation, picnic tables, restrooms, and a fully accessible trail that travels through an old-growth grove of Douglas Fir trees. The proposed fee for Hardesty Trailhead, McCredie Picnic Area, and Hackleman Old Growth Grove is $5/day. Recreation passes, such as the Northwest Forest Pass, would also be accepted. Fees would help maintain and operate these sites, including adding garbage service. Dated: August 15, 2016. Tracy Beck, Willamette National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–20291 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests; Mono, Inyo, Plumas, and Tuolumne Counties, California; Mammoth Base Land Exchange Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Inyo, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests intend to prepare and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate a proposed land exchange pursuant to section 206 of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1716, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The proposed exchange includes the conveyance of approximately 1,317.5 acres of a non-Federal land owned by Mammoth Main Lodge Redevelopment LLC (MMLR) to the United States in exchange for 30.6 acres of Federal land in the Inyo National Forest. The nonFederal parcels are located in Mono, Inyo, Plumas and Tuolumne Counties. The Federal parcels are located in Mono County. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received 45 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. A public open house regarding this proposal will be held on September 8, 2016 (see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further information on the open house). ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Edward Armenta, Forest Supervisor, c/o Janelle Walker, Winter Sports Specialist, Inyo National Forest, PO Box 148, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, FAX; (760) 924–5537 or by email to: comments-pacificsouthwestinyo@fs.fed.us (please include ‘‘Mammoth Base Land Exchange EIS’’ in the subject line). Comments may also be submitted on the project Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usdapop.html?project=30428. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information related to the proposed project can be obtained from the project Web site, http:// www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usdapop.html?project=30428, or by contacting Janelle Walker, Winter Sports Specialist, Inyo National Forest. Ms. Walker can be reached by phone at (760) PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58909 924–5523 or by email at janellelwalker@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Land Exchange (1) To acquire environmentally sensitive lands and an administrative site to better meet resource and other management goals of the National Forests as outlined in the respective Land and Resource Management Plans of the National Forests involved in this exchange; and (2) To exchange developed lands in the National Forest that encumber adequate management by the United States Forest Service and would better serve the community and economic needs of the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County in private ownership. Proposed Action The Proposed Action is to complete a land exchange pursuant to section 206 of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1716. Under the Proposed Action, the United States would convey approximately 30.6 acres of NFS lands within the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, and currently managed as part of a Ski Area Term Special Use Permit to MMLR. In exchange, MMLR would convey to the United States approximately 1,317.5 acres of privately owned lands (‘‘inholdings’’) located within the boundaries of the Inyo, Plumas and Stanislaus National Forests and one small parcel (approximately 1.66 acres) in Inyo County, California that is outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest. Federal Parcels Under the Proposed Action, two Federal parcels located within the municipal boundary limits of the Town of Mammoth Lakes—totaling approximately 30.6 acres—would be transferred to MMLR. The Federal parcels include an intensely developed tract containing structures that provide lodging and visitor services facilities at the main base area for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and an adjacent tract containing sewage ponds that receive and treat sewage from various Mammoth Mountain Ski Area facilities. The Federal parcels are located adjacent to California State Highway 203, approximately four miles west of the town center of Mammoth Lakes. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58908-58909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20291]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 
(Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)

AGENCY: Willamette National Forest, USDA Forest Service

ACTION: Notice of New Fee Site.

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SUMMARY: The Willamette National Forest is proposing recreation fees at 
six recreation sites. The Willamette National Forest proposes a $5/day 
fee for the use of facilities at three day use sites: Hackleman Old 
Growth Grove, Hardesty Trailhead, and McCredie Picnic Area. Two 
campgrounds have proposed fees: Alder Springs Campground at $10/night 
and Indigo Springs Campground at $12/night. For overnight use of a 
backcountry shelter, the Willamette National Forest proposes a nightly 
fee of $80 during the summer season and a per person fee of $7/night 
during the winter season. Funds from recreation fees will be used for 
the continued operation and maintenance of these sites and associated 
trails. These fees are only proposed and will be determined upon 
further analysis and public comment.

DATES: Send any comments about these fee proposals by December 1, 2016 
so comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with a Recreation 
Resource Advisory Committee. Fees may be implemented May, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Tracy Beck, Forest Supervisor, Willamette National Forest, 
3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, OR, 97477

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Peterson, Recreation Program 
Manager, 541-225-6421 or email WillametteRecFeeComments@fs.fed.us

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act 
(Title VII, Pub. L. 108-447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to 
publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new 
recreation fee areas are established.
    This new fee proposal will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource 
Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation.
    Mountain View Shelter will be available for overnight rental. The 
proposed fee differs by season: a nightly fee of $80.00 during the 
summer season and a per person fee of $7.00/night during the winter 
season. Backcountry shelter rentals offer a unique experience and are a 
popular offering on National Forests. The shelter is not currently 
available for use during the spring, summer and fall season. In winter, 
the shelter is currently first come-first served yet often fills to 
capacity, causing visitors to ski or trek back to their vehicles. 
Reservations would enable visitors to plan ahead and know whether they 
will have a space in the shelter. The cabin offers views and a place 
for Nordic skiers to stay overnight or warm up during the day. 
Activities nearby include winter skiing, hiking and hunting. Access to 
the site in the winter is only by skis and by vehicle during the rest 
of the year. Fees will be used to maintain and operate the shelter.
    Indigo Springs Campground is currently a free site, with three 
campsites. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, with garbage 
service and a vault restroom on-site. This campground is surrounded by 
a stand of old growth Douglas-fir and is close to the Middle Fork 
Trail. The springs for which the camp was named is nearby and can be 
enjoyed by walking an easy, 500 foot round-trip loop trail. 
Interpretive signs explain the role of the nearby historic Oregon 
Central Military Wagon Road and the role of the bull trout in the 
regional watershed ecosystem. The proposed fee is $12.00/night a 
campsite, and $6.00 per each additional vehicle per campsite.

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    Alder Springs Campground is currently a free site, with six 
campsites. The campground is co-located with the Linton Lake Trailhead, 
which has an existing $5/day recreation fee. Campers currently use many 
of the same amenities as day users plus have the added benefit of their 
campsite, yet do this for free. The proposed fee addresses this 
inequity and is $10.00 for overnight camping, with a $5.00/night extra 
vehicle fee. This small, rustic campground is surrounded by towering 
Douglas fir trees. It is located on historic McKenzie Pass Highway (Hwy 
242) about 90 minutes east of Eugene and provides easy access into the 
Three Sisters Wilderness.
    The Hardesty Trailhead is located on Highway 58, about 30 miles 
southeast of the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area. It was 
redeveloped in 2014, adding a vault restroom, picnic tables, hitching 
posts, and interpretation. It is a low elevation trailhead, providing 
year-round access to the Hardesty Trail and the South Willamette Trail, 
which provide access to the Goodman Creek and Eula Ridge trails. These 
trails are very popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
    McCredie Picnic Area is located on Highway 58, about 10 miles east 
of the Oakridge, OR. It was redeveloped in 2014, adding a vault 
restroom, picnic tables, and interpretation. With picnic areas in view 
of the Salt Creek and trails to the water's edge, the easily accessible 
site provides a pleasant stopping point for travelers along Highway 58.
    Hackleman Old Growth Grove, located along Highway 20 about 39 miles 
east of Sweet Home, OR, has on-site interpretation, picnic tables, 
restrooms, and a fully accessible trail that travels through an old-
growth grove of Douglas Fir trees.
    The proposed fee for Hardesty Trailhead, McCredie Picnic Area, and 
Hackleman Old Growth Grove is $5/day. Recreation passes, such as the 
Northwest Forest Pass, would also be accepted. Fees would help maintain 
and operate these sites, including adding garbage service.

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Tracy Beck,
Willamette National Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2016-20291 Filed 8-25-16; 8:45 am]
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