30.1 - Clarify how commercial crews can seek permission to film on public land
Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 31
Assessment of Status: Complete
Federal agencies have clarified the process of obtaining permission to film by providing information of the permitting process on their websites.
Supporting documentation and findings
Communication with Bert Frost and Elaine Leslie of the NPS 2.14.13
NPS has published regulations that enable appropriate filming under a permit system.
Agency efforts to clarify the permiting process for commercial filming and photography
Under the Department of the Interior the BLM, the USDA, the USFWS and the NPS have taken different approaches to educating people on commercial filming and photography on public lands. The BLM has created a webpage to educate those conducting commercial filming and photography on all BLM lands. On the other hand, the NPS, the USFWS and the USDA have separate webpages for individual national forests, parks and wildlife refuges.