Join COA policy committee members and industry leaders to learn about current initiatives that support and encourage guided recreation and education activities on public lands and waters. COA policy committee calls occur once a month on the second Wednesday of the month. Sign up by clicking the button below. 

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Learn how to apply for a recreation special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. Also includes a list of frequently asked questions about the special use permitting process.

USFS Permitting Information

Click on the button below to view and download the USFS Guide to Special Uses. This guide describes the Forest Service’s special recreation permitting process.

USFS Special Uses Guide (pdf)

This webinar provides an introduction to the Forest Service Special Uses Guide. Created by Transforming Youth Outdoors and USFS.

USFS Special Uses Webinar