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Washington State Agencies Working to Simplify Recreation Fees, Permits

There are more than 20 different permits and passes to use public lands in Washington. Soon, that may change for the better.

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According to this story in the Everett Herald, nearly 40 percent of Washington—about 20 million acres—is owned by various public agencies. And the pass system has long been confusing and redundant. Several proposals have been floated; you can voice your opinion here. the survey closes at the end of August.