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Forest Reminds Summer Users of Special Use Application Deadlines
Gladstone, MI - Considering holding an event on the Hiawatha this summer? Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan requests that individuals and organizations interested in proposing "Special Uses" on National Forest lands take notice of the follow- ing updates to the Hiawatha National Forest's Special Uses proposal process deadlines. Special Use Permits are required for commercial and non-commercial use of National Forest lands.
Non-Commercial Group Use is a use or activ- ity that involves a group of 75 or more people, either as participants or spectators, where an entry or participation fee is not charged, and the primary purpose is not the sale of a goods or service. Examples include weddings, family reunions, church services, regattas, camping trips, hikes, music festivals, etc.
A permit is required for Commercial Uses regardless of the number of people involved in the activity. Such uses include several types including Recreation Events (e.g. animal, bicy- cle, motocross, or triathlon type races, jeep ral- lies, dog trials, fishing contests, rendezvous, rodeos, adventure games, youth treks, wagon
trains, concerts, and other similar events); Com- mercial Photography/Filming (e.g. commercial filming or sound recording, etc); Outfitting and Guiding (e.g. accommodating guests, transport- ing persons, providing equipment, supplies and services); and Road Use Permits (for use of roads not open to the general public for motorized use or use of roads/driveways across NFS land to access private property). Commercial Uses require a permit regardless of group size.
In order to better manage proposals, the fol- lowing schedule has been implemented:
Summer/Fall Uses Occurring between June 1 and October 31, 2018:
Submit COMPLETE application by: FEB- RUARY 15, 2018 -Submit complete proposal package to the local Forest Service district ranger. Required information includes proposed use, itinerary, specific information on location including trails, name of group, reason why the use cannot be accommodated on Non-Federal lands, and all other basic information.
Winter/Spring Uses Occurring between November 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019:
Submit COMPLETE application by: JULY
15, 2018 - Submit complete proposal package to the Forest Service district ranger. Required information includes proposed use, itinerary, specific information on location including trails, name of group, reason why the use cannot be accommodated on Non-Federal lands, and all other basic information.
For either Use Season, parties with recurring uses (permits issued for more than one year) must submit annually-required information to the Forest Service (annual operating plan, insur- ance, brochures, etc.) by the date specified in their permit.
"In addition to streamlining administrative processing, the open seasons help us provide bet- ter service by assuring that special use propo- nents submit timely, complete proposals well in advance of the proposed use," noted Morgan.
If you have questions about the special uses proposal, application and authorization process, please visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hiawatha/passes- permits or contact the District Ranger at Munis- ing/Rapid River/Manistique (906) 387-2512; or Sault Ste. Marie/St. Ignace (906) 428-5200.
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