WTF: $1,000 fine for pictures in National Forest?

The permit is apparently $1,500 to legally take pictures. Who the fuck has that much money to pay for taking pictures that doesn't have the last name Rockefeller? I would love to fine the government for picturing itself running bogus federal laws that compromise state sovereignty.

The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest