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Public Lands: Forest Service chief says journalists won't have to pay to take photos in wilderness areas

Forest Service chief clarifies proposed directive on commercial permits

By Summit Voice

FRISCO —After a few days of scathing news reports and commentaries, the U.S. Forest Service made it clear that a new policy on wilderness photography and filming won’t apply to journalists or visitors taking snapshots for their own use. 450 more words

Environment

Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California Wildfire

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Officials say crews have made more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Michael Williams says more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire, which did not see a major spread since it began two weeks ago. 98 more words

News

Forest Service Tweaks Rules On Media And Commercial Photography

FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) - The U.S. Forest Service will not charge media outlets to take photos or shoot video during news-gathering operations, it said late Thursday. 225 more words

News

Feds to public: This land is OUR land, and we're gonna make you pay

One of the goals I have for this site is to get people outside. For starters, it’s good for you. And just as important, when you see the outdoors for yourself you gain an appreciation for it. 1,129 more words

Outdoors

The U.S. Forest Service to Charge Photographers for Wilderness Shots

September 26, 2014

By: Will Dietrich-Egensteiner

Permits will run $1,500, fines $1,000…

(Thanks to Felton A. Lighty III for sending this article)

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to cement regulations on the media’s right to take photos and shoot video on federally designated wilderness land. 402 more words

Jeffvlog

Uproar over Forest Service plan to require media to get permits to take wilderness photos

By: Martha Neil

A furor has ignited over a U.S. Forest Service plan to require members of the media, as well as commercial photographers, to pay up to $1,500 for a permit before taking video or still shots in some 36 million designated federal wilderness acres. 360 more words

Law

Proposal: Media Needs Permit To Film Wilderness

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in the nation’s wildest areas. 573 more words

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