And another bad idea:
The latest recreation fee proposal comes from Senator Ranker. It would be an annual pass at $40 per vehicle. This is addition to any other user fees such as ORV permits. 80 percent of the revenue would go to State Parks, the DNR and WDFW would each get 10 percent.
If the revenue projections are correct and I doubt that they are, it breaks down to $230 per acre of Parks managed land and only about $1 per acre for the land that the DNR manages. While the mission and recreational goals of the two agencies are substantially different, the funding is still disproportionately unfair to the fee paying citizens that recreate on DNR managed public land.
If you think that itís unfair, let Senator Ranker know.