Outfitters, Guides Must Submit Proposals For Permits On Santa Fe National Forest By Feb. 15

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Commercial guides and outfitters seeking 2016 special use permits to operate on Santa Fe National Forest lands must submit proposals no later than Feb. 15. 
 
Proposals received after that date will not be accepted for this calendar year. The Feb. 15 date coincides with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish deadline to be included in the outfitter pool for state license tag drawings without penalty.
 
A special use authorization or permit is required when any use or activity on National Forest System lands charges an entry or participation fee and/or where the primary purpose is the sale of a good or service, regardless of whether it produces a profit. 
 
Examples of activities requiring a special use authorization include hunting, hiking, skiing, and other outfitted uses, organized activities for groups or tours that charge a fee or generate income, and any sales of goods.
 
Proposals for recreation events, such as family reunions, or one-time events located on only one Ranger District of the Forest are not subject to the February deadline. 
 
Please contact the local Ranger District office for additional information on this type of authorization. 
 
For additional information, contact Jeff Harris, Acting Forest Recreation Program Manager, at 505.438.5375, or any Ranger District office. Application information is available online here.
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