WFB Opposes Proposed Fees for Trail Permits

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undertaking a process to develop policies, procedures, and fees for use of non-recreational motorized vehicles on agency-managed long-distance trails. State Parks has received requests for linear use of long-distance trails by adjacent landowners to assist with their agricultural production.

Unfortunately, the draft proposal from State Parks calls for a highly bureaucratic permit process and exorbitantly high fees. You can learn more about their proposal here.

Farm Bureau has weighed in in opposition to the proposed procedures and fees. A copy of our written comments can be found here.

State Parks is holding two public workshops on the issue – one tomorrow (Dec. 17) in Ellensburg and one on Friday (Dec. 19) in Chehalis.

We strongly encourage you to attend and let State Parks know that farmers should be able to travel across state trails to access their own property.

Wed, Dec 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hal Holmes Center
209 N. Ruby Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Fri, Dec 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way
Chehalis, WA 98532