Recognize BASE Jumping As an Appropriate Recreational Activity in Our National Parks and Recreational Areas


Published by ApexBASE on Oct 08, 2010

Category: NPS Practices
Target: Department of Interior, Secretary Ken Salazar et al
Background (Preamble):
Currently, individuals caught BASE jumping within National Parks and Recreation Areas, without a permit, are charged with unlawful delivery of a person by parachute under 36 CFR 2.17(3) - Aircraft and air delivery

(3) Delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means, except in emergencies involving public safety or serious property loss, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.

On the evening of August 19, 2010, Ammon McNeely was tasered, arrested, and thrown in jail for BASE jumping in Yosemite National Park. This has gone too far. It's time to accept BASE jumping.
We the citizens of the United States of America petition the Department of the Interior and National Park Service to consider BASE jumping in our National Parks and National Recreational Areas an appropriate recreational activity. Currently, “BASE jumping is generally not considered an appropriate activity within areas of the National Park System.” We, the undersigned, believe that there is no justification for the current discriminatory practices.
Sign the petition here.


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