Walden gathers input on wilderness permit plan

Plan may limit wilderness users with paid permit system.

Skyrocketing visitation to the region’s wilderness areas is leading the U.S. Forest Service to consider a proposal that could require paid permits to access the many trails.

The idea of limiting access to public lands does not sit well with Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., although he understands the burden the crowds have on the forest.

Source: Walden gathers input on wilderness permit plan; Plan may limit wilderness users with paid permit system