If you’re in a public space, you should be allowed to take a picture.
Apparently, the U.S. Forest Service disagrees.
On Wednesday, the Oregonian newspaper revealed that the U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal that would require photographers — both still picture and video ones — to get a permit before shooting a commercial photo in a wilderness area.
It might be difficult to see why you should care. You’re probably not a commercial photographer, and you probably don’t work for a newspaper.