|By Benjamin Chapman|
Dec 17, 2011
The USFS utilizes the Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC) to persuade forest users to pay the daily fee when they failed to display an Adventure Pass. The NNC helps the USFS to improve fee compliance and avoid overburdening the court system with Violation Notices (VN). Over 300,000 Adventure Passes were issued in 2008, with 40,000 NNCs being issued for the S.Cal region, resulting in the collection of $120,000 from retroactive payments by forest users that received the NNC. According to 2008 data, 72% of NNC recipients pay the daily fee. Just another tool the USFS is utilizing to charge you to use public lands you already own and pay taxes to support. Check out the WESTERN SLOPE NO FEE COALITION at www.westernslopenofee.org for more details/information.