If you’re heading out to the White Mountains this weekend, don’t forget: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests now takes plastic. Check it out:
Springerville, AZ—July 24, 2013: The power of plastic just came to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs). The offices are now equipped to accept credit cards and scan personal checks for the sales of forest products. In some of these locations, certain maps may also be purchased with this system in place. If you opt to pay your bills issued for special uses, range permits and such we accept payment as long as it is for the full amount, no partial payments are accepted for these types of transactions. “Most people have assumed we take credit cards, and now we can offer one of the most common-place services. The sigh of relief will come from buyers when they ask if we take credit cards and we can now say ‘yes.’ This will allow our customers to make the hand motion of swiping their card,” according to Verna Valdez, Budget Analyst for the ASNFs.The new Forest Service sale system aims to provide customers with improved convenience, increase purchaser satisfaction, and reduce the volume of collected currency.