From speech to Congress, February 26, 1998
by Derrick Crandall, President, American Recreation Coalition
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From letter to Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture dated 9/2/98
"Both KOA and the Recreation Roundtable have a long-time interest in the topic of recreation fees on public lands. ... I can assure that our experience, and the experiences of companies ranging from L.L. Bean to Disney, Coleman to REI, Fleetwood to OMC and more, is that the American public expects good value in its recreation choices, and will choose to pay more for clean, safe, well operated facilities.
These experiences led the Recreation Roundtable to support fair but higher fees for recreation on federal lands beginning in the late 1980's. We supported the fee demonstration initiative at its inception in 1995 and have invested substantial energies working with the demonstration sites of several agencies to make the program successful."