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The Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing a fee increase for Christmas tree permits

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing a fee increase for Christmas tree permits that are sold. This fee increase will put the permit fees in line with what the Ashley, Uinta, Dixie, and Fishlake National Forests are charging for permits.

As proposed, Christmas tree permits on the Manti-La Sal National Forest would increase from $5.00 to $10.00 per tree beginning this November.

Authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 95% of the receipts collected from the permits will be retained locally and used to cover some of the expenses of administering the Christmas tree program.

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is requesting public comment on this proposed fee increase. Public comments on the proposed fee increase should be submitted by October 24, 2008. E-mail comments to: ealexander@fs.fed.us; mail them to Christmas Tree Fee Proposal, attn: E. Alexander, 599 W. Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501; fax to (435) 637-4940. For more information, call (435) 636-3567.




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