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Recreational residences [cabins] & other recreational facilities [commercial uses & camps] are placed on US Forest Service [USFS] lands by Permit. These 'Permitteees' incorporated under the laws of the State of California as a not-for-profit utility provider called the Pinecrest Permittees Association [PPA] in 1950.

The purposes of the association were to provide water, sewer, garbage and fire fighting services. The association also supplements ‘law enforcement’. The PPA is a memberhip organization with an elected Board of Directors which directs overall PPA policy. This Board hires a General Manager for running the day-to-day operations. The original Board of Directors consisted of 8 members but the Board has grown to 11 to represent the broader range of Permittees in the Pinecrest Basinneeding utility services. Continue reading about Pinecrest.