RECREATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RECREATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Bishop’s recreation fee plan is just a tax http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353031-82/bishop-lands-public-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58353031-82/bishop-lands-public-increase.html.csp">Letter: Bishop’s recreation fee plan is just a tax</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.09-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has introduced HB 5204 to Congress. Rob Bishop is a longtime member of the party of “small government and low taxes.” Bishop essentially wants to increase fees (not a tax) on users of public lands: “To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes.” Those are fancy...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353031@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Outdoor businesses call on full conservation funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263552-78/outdoor-industry-fund-recreation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263552-78/outdoor-industry-fund-recreation.html.csp">Outdoor businesses call on full conservation funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T21:42:32.429-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the 50 years since the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund was established, it has been fully funded just once. The Outdoor Industry Association is now calling on Congress to reauthorize the fund and invest a full $900 million toward its mission of providing recreational access and acquiring land for conservation. “The reason the fund is so important is it has funded 40,000 parks and projects around the country. It is a fund that doubles its investments because the states match them. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263552@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:42:32 MDT