Getting a recreation special use permit
The Special Use program provides permits that enable private sector professionals, nonprofits, and educational institutions to lead a range of activities on National Forest System lands. The application process is often complex, particularly for historically underserved communities, which poses challenges and creates burden for applicants. The Forest Service is working to make the application process more user-friendly and expand online permit availability to make it easier for the American people to access special use permits. By addressing barriers and promoting awareness, the Forest Service strives to boost economic stimulus, inclusivity, and the valuable connection between Americans and their natural environment on National Forest System lands.