Congress has expressed concern about the ability of fed. land mgmt. agencies to provide high-quality recreational opportunities to visitors, and in 1996 it authorized the recreational fee demo. program to allow agencies to test new or increased fees to help address unmet needs. This report reviews the implementation by 4 agencies -- Park Serv., Forest Serv., BLM, FWS -- of this program. The report reviews (1) the implementation of the program and the fee revenues generated; (2) the program's expenditures; (3) the agencies use of innovative or coordinated approaches to fee collection; and (4) the program's effects on visitation. Maps. Photos.Demonstration Fee Program Successful in Raising Revenues But Could Be Improved Jay Cherlow ... Evaluation. Two agencies within the Department of the Interior raised concerns about this chapter. In general, the Park Service agreed with the ... However, the Park Service commented on the abilities of some park units to address their backlogged repair and maintenance needs through fee revenues.
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