Â¡Niers! wrote:The REAL question we should all be asking, is why the fuck does the federal government want $1,017,000.00 to use land that belongs to the public in the first place. Not to mention to a group that leaves it in better shape than we found it.
There's way more delicate landscapes here in Oregon that the BLM manages for us that has tons of trash on it at all times. Public land is just that....ours. Tax dollars....but wait....if you want to use it, that will cost you more.
Over a million a year? Just for a couple weeks?
Fuck the Feds!
The fees charged are set by CFR. its simply the camping rate per day, times the number of participants during the week. Contractors are excluded.
Is there a camping rate for the rest of the year?
This isn't a campground. I've used BLM land many times.
According to BLM.gov....the public is allowed to camp on most BLM land up to 14 days before having to move at least 25 miles from your original spot.
I just think it's stupid that they charge such a huge amount of money for a group of people that actually takes care of the site.
As far as I know, BLM staff doesn't have to clean up after us.
I realize that a festival like BM costs alot of money to organize and I have no issues with paying $320 for a ticket.
BM is more to me than just a festival and I don't even think twice about the ticket price. I spend so much more money on preparation that I do for a ticket.
I just get upset about seeing such a large amount of money going to the BLM to use land that already belongs to the public and is supposed to be free for use.
To top it off...here in Oregon, the BLM is selling off land left and right, to corporations like Wayerhauser so that they can clear-cut it.
The BLM is supposed to look after and protect our publicly owned lands.
I guess everything in this world does have a price afterall.