Date: 12/30/17 5:43 am From: James Maughn <jamaughn...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Lands Pass
For what it's worth, I was able to buy the new Lands Pass directly from the person at the check-in counter at Elkhorn Slough. Much like a fishing license, it takes a while,but you can get it the same day. When I purchased mine at Elkhorn, the woman behind the counter kept up a pretty amusing running commentary about the ridiculousness of some of the required info, and the antiquatedness of the machinery. It at least made the process entertaining, and I was able to go look for birds when it was over. Plus, they have great rubber CA Tiger Salamanders in the gift shop.
On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:56 PM, Lee Jaffe <leejaffe54...> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been shared generally but passes are being > required for a growing number of CA wildlife areas which were formerly > free. I'd seen an article in the SF Chronicle a couple of weeks ago > describing the new Lands Pass program, highlighting the addition of the > Woodbridge (Sandhill Crane) Ecological Reserve to the program. > > I was still surprised when I arrived at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area > outside of Sacramento earlier this week to find a sign saying passes were > required. There was no kiosk or other means of obtaining a pass on the > spot and the phone number and Web site listed on the sign were not helpful, > except to let us know that you can't get a pass the same day. Luckily, > someone else in the same predicament had already spent 20 minutes > discovering that the requirement didn't go into effect at Yolo until Jan. > 1. > > While the only locale in the Monterey Bay region covered by the Lands Pass > program is Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve (as far as I've noticed), > there's a fairly long list and you might be surprised to show up at a site > you've visited before to find a pass required... and no way to obtain one > when you are there. (Hunting and Fishing licenses are valid at these > locations, if that applies.) > > The annual Lands Pass is not expensive ($25.10 for 2018) and can be > purchased online. They warn you that it takes 15 days. They are keyed to > your state ID (e.g., driver's license) and you can buy only one for > yourself. You need a pass for each person, not per vehicle like park > passes. One-day guest passes can be purchased (in advance) for anyone else > in your party. > > For more information, and to purchase a pass, see the following page. > https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Lands-Pass > > Lee Jaffe > > -- > For Monterey Rare Bird alerts call 831-250-4550 <(831)%20250-4550> > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "mbbirds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to mbbirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <mbbirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/mbbirds/CADy9t8vMUmCbjwouzpd1oazbxyyjOm14xAhjhoiEKc%3D60H1aew% > 40mail.gmail.com > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mbbirds/CADy9t8vMUmCbjwouzpd1oazbxyyjOm14xAhjhoiEKc%<3D60H1aew...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >