- allow more newsgathering activities to occur without a permit to ensure that the news media can carry out its reporting function (currently, the rule only allows filming for “breaking news”)
recognize that filming for which wilderness is the subject matter must take place in wilderness in order to be credible
allow filming that advertises the use or enjoyment of wilderness, which would ensure that outfitters, guides and tourism organizations are able to promote opportunities for wilderness recreation
"We recognize that filming in wilderness must be managed in order to preserve wilderness character," said Paul Sanford, The Wilderness Society’s national director of recreation policy.
"At the same time, film and photography are critical gateways for connecting people to wilderness. We urge the Forest Service to strike an appropriate balance that protects wilderness but also allows filmmakers and photographers to use these media to inspire Americans to connect with these wild places."
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