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If the government shutdown happens how would that affect BLM land and the RTR?
(12-16-2018, 02:55 PM)Neal Wrote: [ -> ]If the government shutdown happens how would that affect BLM land and the RTR?

No effect. It's only like 8% of government and BLM is not in that 8%.
I thought offices closed and you would not be able to get the required free permit.
National Parks were closed during the shutdown in 2013, but all it means with BLM and National Forest Service is rangers won't be on duty and, if you wanted to get permits, maps or other info at their field offices, they will be closed.
The rtr location is not a controlled access location so you can visit but the permit situation needs addressing.
Past contingency plans are online
they are BLM permits yes but they are issued by private parties. campground hosts and this year we at RTR are issuing the permits. I wouldn't worry about it. highdesertranger
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The talk on the Big Bend chat board sounds pretty positive and they have seen it all. The advice is if the gates are left open just go on and camp and don't worry about lack of camp hosts and figure out your own waste issues. If they do close, there are always the State Parks.
(12-16-2018, 03:34 PM)MrNoodly Wrote: [ -> ]National Parks were closed during the shutdown in 2013, but all it means with BLM and National Forest Service is rangers won't be on duty and, if you wanted to get permits, maps or other info at their field offices, they will be closed.

Good information! I'll be leaving from Ohio next Sunday and do a slow crawl out west.
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