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Restricted from Cabin Use? - Temporary Fee Adjustment Letter
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7/29/2020 at 10:59:05 PM GMT
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Restricted from Cabin Use? - Temporary Fee Adjustment Letter
We have received some questions about notices to permit holders limiting cabin use during the pandemic. What can you do if your cabin use was restricted?

The Forest Service informed NFH earlier this year that most forests intended to allow ongoing access to recreation residence owners even as other recreation sites were closed.

If this was not the case in your forest, and your cabin access was restricted due to Forest Service or state/local mandates, you may be able to obtain a temporary fee adjustment proportional to your lost use.

Please see the attached sample letter describing how to ask for a fee reduction based on "Impaired Use." Use it as a starting template and edit as needed.

We recommend weighing the impact and taking this step only if your use was significantly impacted, for example, beyond one or two weeks. 

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8/6/2020 at 10:37:41 PM GMT
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9/30/2020 at 2:46:09 PM GMT
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Thanks so much for this. In California, we were explicitly prohibited from using our cabin due to COVID for many months. Then on September 7th we were again prohibited due to the closure of the National Forests which is now going on 30-days. We even had to apply for a special “permit” to travel to our cabin to close up for the winter. I will give it a shot and see what happens since thus far we were not allowed access to our cabin from March-June and then from September-October.