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Colm

Jan 22, 2021, 6:58 PM
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https://www.nps.gov/...ark-and-preserve.htm

Not sure how this impacts Bridge Day, but...?

Heat

Jan 23, 2021, 2:01 PM
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/01/22/new-river-gorge-national-park/

"The legislation was crafted with a nod toward tradition. Because hunting is not permitted in national parks, most of the area was designated as a preserve, which will allow continued access for hunters who have stalked whitetail deer on the sandstone bluffs for generations. And although BASE jumping is banned at Park Service sites, the legislation includes a provision that will allow Bridge Day — an annual October event that features jumpers parachuting the 876-foot distance from bridge to river — to continue."

Colm

Jan 24, 2021, 11:08 AM
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I tried to look of the exact wording of that "provision," but I haven't found it yet. I'd be curious if anyone can find the reference.

dmcoco84

Jun 28, 2021, 2:26 AM
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Colm wrote:
I tried to look of the exact wording of that "provision," but I haven't found it yet. I'd be curious if anyone can find the reference.

Any luck finding that provision?

I looked yet again and still came up with nothing... even on their own website:

www.energy.senate.gov/2021/5/manchin-capito-unveil-new-sign-at-new-river-gorge-national-park-and-preserve

Within this statement from the above link, one might assume a provision exists (BASE & BD on both their minds); while finding it "encouraging" that media is accurate for once:

“The New River Gorge is such an important part of West Virginia and a real source of pride in our state. Whether it’s cheering on the BASE jumpers at Bridge Day, experiencing the thrill of world-class white water rafting, or taking in the beautiful panoramic views, the New River Gorge provides unlimited opportunities for thousands of visitors each year. This new designation will shine a light on the New River Gorge and its many offerings so individuals around the world can see all that West Virginia has to offer. Updating and unveiling the signage today at the Gorge marks the culmination of years of hard work toward this goal that has been a major priority. This would not be possible without the dedicated support of local leaders here that have diligently seen this redesignation effort through. I’m incredibly optimistic about the future benefits New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will bring to the region and the entire state of West Virginia,” Senator Capito said.

But I'm not (directly) seeing anything. Except one aspect of the nonsense of "journalism" today; sharing stories across multiple sites without any direct quoting or elaboration.

Regardless... having seen this news the morning of Dec 23rd, I had already talked with a buddy & we fully agreed: ("provision or not"), Bridge Day would continue unmolested. -- I'm still curious about any exact wording, but NPS obviously would at the very least, "if necessary", play whatever word games they need to play so that nothing is affected. -- Their designation changes, but it changes nothing for Bridge Day, base jumpers... & nothing for me.


Media wrote:
"Hidden within a 5,593-page omnibus spending bill in the final days of 2020 was a provision to reclassify this one-time national river as America's 63rd headliner national park." -- CNN

https://www.congress.gov/.../house-bill/133/text

https://www.govinfo.gov/...ILLS-116hr133enr.pdf

https://www.govtrack.us/...bills/116/hr133/text

https://www.postguam.com/...64-234b29d87e55.html

https://www.spokesman.com/...-national-park-is-o/

https://www.capito.senate.gov/...irginias-hidden-gems

dorkitup

Jul 14, 2021, 2:38 PM
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To me, it looks like its now treated like any other NP. Meaning they can grant "special use" permits as they see fit. From the legislation:

In reply to:
(c) Administration.--
(1) In general.--The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to
in this section as the ``Secretary'') in accordance with--
(A) this section;
(B) the laws generally applicable to units of the National
Park System,
(emphasis mine) including--
(i) section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections
100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United
States Code; and
(ii) chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code; and
(C) title XI of the National Parks and Recreation Act of
1978 (16 U.S.C. 460m-15 et seq.), except that the provisions of
section 1106 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 460m-20) relating to
hunting shall not apply to the New River Gorge National Park.
Source: https://www.congress.gov/.../house-bill/133/text

dmcoco84

Aug 25, 2021, 1:01 PM
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Correct.

Which is why I included ...(directly)... as what you emphasized is not a provision that has anything to do with BD.

Regardless of Bridge Day, BASE jumpers & West Virginia... that standard language would be there. That is not a "provision that will allow Bridge Day to continue." -- Which appears to be a statement "pulled out of a rectum."

Maybe one of us should pull a Magot & create a fake female identity to contact Ms. Morgan... & to flirt with her: "Hey Kate, cute pigtails. P.S. How the hell did you come up with this statement?"

dorkitup wrote:
To me, it looks like its now treated like any other NP. Meaning they can grant "special use" permits as they see fit. From the legislation:

In reply to:
(c) Administration.--
(1) In general.--The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to
in this section as the ``Secretary'') in accordance with--
(A) this section;
(B) the laws generally applicable to units of the National
Park System,
(emphasis mine) including--
(i) section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections
100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United
States Code; and
(ii) chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code; and
(C) title XI of the National Parks and Recreation Act of
1978 (16 U.S.C. 460m-15 et seq.), except that the provisions of
section 1106 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 460m-20) relating to
hunting shall not apply to the New River Gorge National Park.
Source: https://www.congress.gov/.../house-bill/133/text


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