Call or Write Today!
Please join us in speaking up about fire in our national forests. Tell your elected officials today that you want them to take action to wildfire disasters and also to thin and restore forests. View and download a letter you can revise for your use.
Fighting these fires is costing millions.Fire borrowing refers to the practice of raiding other USFS budgets to meet these over-budget fire fighting costs in order to keep protecting our cabins, homes and the forest ecosystem itself. Everyone wants this so-called fire borrowing to stop.
Congress is considering legislation right now to deal with the situation. Urge your elected officials in Washington to pass legislation to stop fire borrowing!
But don't stop there. Tell them we need legislation and policy reform now to reduce the potential for future catastrophic fires and this means restoration and thinning.
Part of our mission as NFH is to be good stewards of the forests. This kind of legislation could not only to save our cabins, but will give the USFS the tools needed to restore forest health and prevent future fires.
On December 12, 2014, the U.S. Senate passed the Cabin Fee Act. This success brings permanent and very welcome permit fee relief to cabin owners all across the country. Your new fee will be assessed in 2016.
For more information, choose one:
Cabin Fee Act Summary
Frequently Asked Questions
See complete text of the bill here.
Or, on the Menu above, choose Centers and then select Cabin Fee Act for more background.
Note that with the new act, a $1200 transfer fee applies to all permit transfers as of 2016. So, make any transfers you can in 2015.
If you have additional questions, we want to hear from you!
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NFH New Executive Director
As of July of 2015, we have a new Executive Director, Sharon Leach.
Sharon lives in the Taos, New Mexico area and brings extensive experience as a writer and communicator along with Executive Director experience at Sustain Taos, a non-profit organization.
Please join us in welcoming Sharon to NFH. She looks forward to getting to know our organization, its members, and the dynamics that surround our unique cabin program on USDA Forest Service lands.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
NFH and the C2 Coalition have a mission to support all cabin owners and the Recreation Residence Program across the United States.
Advocacy and travel to Washington DC for lobbying is very expensive and we continue to face ongoing challenges to the cabin program beyond our success with the Cabin Fee Act.
Please donate now to support our ongoing work and keep your membership current. We especially want to encourage member tract membership. Our power is in our numbers. Each member and member tract counts.
Thanks for all you do to support NFH and the cabin program!