On September 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3324, a bipartisan bill to extend the authority of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to collect Shasta-Trinity Marina fees through fiscal year 2029. This bill was co-led by Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Jared Huffman (D-Marina), whose districts include parts of the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.

The authority to collect and retain fees is critical for the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, which manages 212,000 acres, including 48,480 lake surface areas and 12 highly developed commercial marinas. The marina fees retained by United States Forest Service are spent on recreation enhancement projects such as boat ramp improvements, lake cleanup efforts, maintaining recreational facilities, and educational programs. This bill would not increase or otherwise affect the price of the current marina fees.