Red Rock Pass Program Changes
Red Rock Pass Proposal
The Forest Service has developed a Red Rock Pass proposal that considers all input received during the public involvement effort that occurred during the spring and summer of 2011.
The proposal is available on the Arizona BLM RAC website.
The proposal is the result of a national effort to better align areas to the Recreation Enhancement Act, and to be responsive to public feedback and current court cases.
Arizona BLM Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting Information
The Arizona BLM RAC has been designated the Recreation Resource Advisory Committee, as established under REA, and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona.
On August 23 & 24, the Red Rock Ranger District will present a proposal to the Arizona BLM RAC. Depending on the recommendation received, changes could occur as early as Fall or Winter 2011.
Letters, e-mail or other comments may be sent to the Arizona BLM RAC members for use at the August meeting at: Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427 or email: ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov.
Thank You for your Feedback and Insights
We would like to thank everyone who commented on-line, at our visitor center, who talked with us personally or who wrote letters. We definitely saw that there is a lot of care, concern, love and dedication to Red Rock Country and these last months have been both challenging and exciting as we think about how to both modify the program and continue to offer the services and facilities that you expect and enjoy.
Please feel free to call, write or e-mail us anytime about your ideas on or experience in Red Rock Country.
You may also use our on-line comment form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Red Rock Pass program?
The Red Rock Pass program helps protect, enhance, and maintain Sedona’s awe-inspiring red rock landscape for the American public today and into the future. [More]
What is the current management at Red Rock?
Pending implementation of changes to the Red Rock Pass Program, the Forest Service is not enforcing recreation fees at some remote locations. [More]
How can I find out more about (REA)?
The Forest Service is working under the authority of REA. REA provides for a 10-year recreation fee authority, through 2014, for five Federal agencies: Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. A minimum of 80% of the funds collected under REA will be reinvested back at the recreation fee unit. [More]
What is the Forest Service considering for change?
Please visit the Arizona BLM RAC website to view the proposal map, notes from the June BLM RAC work group meeting, and the planned presentation to the Arizona BLM RAC. These materials not only share the forthcoming proposal, but show the evolution of the proposal and how your input has helped to refine the proposal.