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7/29/2020 at 10:59:05 PM GMT
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Restrictions on Access to the Cabin?
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. 

Last edited Tuesday, August 11, 2020
8/6/2020 at 10:37:41 PM GMT
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Hi Ms. Leach--My brother and I each are cabin permittees in the Stanislaus National Forest. We normally have access to our cabins only from late April to late October each year, as the road to the cabin tract is closed the rest of the time. We were advised by the Forest Service not to go to the cabins this year due to the spread of the coronavirus and respect for the local community and its rules. We ultimately opened our cabins in early June, about 6 weeks later than normal (losing 23% of our usual time in the mountains.). We plan to ask for a fee adjustment and would like your advice about whether it is better to do that now or wait until the end of the cabin season.
Thank you for any guidance you're able to provide.

Sincerely, Cynthia Denenholz