CABIN FEE ACT IS BORN !!

At approximately 5:00 pm EST, December 12, 2014, the U.S. Senate passed the Cabin Fee Act along with dozens of other lands bills as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Having passed the House on Thursday, Dec. 4, the bill was signed into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014. Very welcome permit fee relief to cabin owners all across the country.  Ring those bells and break out the champagne!! This milestone achievement coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Recreation Residence Program on National Forest lands. Passage of the Cabin Fee Act ensures the continuation of the Cabin Program for generations to come with stable permit fees, increased only by inflation, while also protecting the value of cabin-owner improvements. Passage of the Cabin Fee Act completes more than 7 years of work by the leadership of National Forest Homeowners and its partner organizations in the Cabin Coalition 2: Oregon Forest Homeowners, Washington State Forest Homeowners, Lake Wenatchee Summerhome Assoc., Priest Lake Permittees Assoc., Sawtooth Forest Cabin Owners, and Mt. Hood Forest Homeowners Assoc.  These volunteer efforts succeeded due to the generous financial support of tract associations [including Pinecrest] and individual cabin owners who contributed repeatedly in support of the cause.