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“People didn’t like that camping spots were charged for. But locals were equally excited about knowing where the no fee spots were.”

“’Flatlanders’ are usually the ones causing the problems in the forest.”

“It’s a struggle to make [camping] reservations. It seems like their computers are down, or takes a while to get through. It takes repeated efforts and then you get there and the campground is half full.”

Road Closures

“I don’t like all the road closures on State and BLM lands.”

C. Management Opportunities

Communication Opportunities

Fishing information is obtained through Bi Mart and GI Joes. The clerk at BiMart is considered very knowledgeable about hunters and fishers in the area and their interests.

Nearly 500 students and their families attended the Friends of the Family Back to School Faire last year at the Stayton Elementary School. It offers a variety of community services, such as immunizations by the Marion County Health Department, free haircuts, and clothing giveaways. The YMCA, the Scouts and churches sign up members during this event. This event could be used to communicate with the local community. Other opportunities are the 4th annual Rodeo. the Summer festival, and the Marketplace.

Use the expressed interest from the Stayton Chamber of Commerce to be an information source for the general public. Offices such as these need a personal contact that they can communicate with over time. The Forest Service could consider an annual regional gathering of similar organizations for a day’s picnic and orientation to public land information. Attendance at

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