Thanks. I checked the NJDEP releases immediately after I received the email and it wasn't there. They obviously updated it.Was looking at their various calendars but not finding anything
Then seen you said news release and found it
NJDEP - News Release 22/P036 | DEP Announces Virtual Public Meeting to Launch Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use SurveyNJDEP-News Release - The Department of Environmental Protection will host the first in a series of virtual public stakeholder meetings at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, launching a Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey to develop an access and use plan for Wharton State Forest, Commissioner Shawn M...www.nj.gov
In considering the future of Wharton State Forest, the State Park Service will develop a permit system for use of unimproved roads throughout the forest, modeled after the Department’s experience implementing the Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle Permit system at Island Beach State Park. Permits would be issued for vehicle use of designated safe and legal routes identified through input received from the visitor use survey and future stakeholder meetings through early 2023. The development of a permit system will enhance the State Park Police’s ability to assess vehicle use and protect sensitive resources throughout the forest.
The way the article is worded it certainly sounds like it.
I’ve been spending more time in the pines lately and noticed all the work bing done too. The funny thing is I see less new damage then I saw a few years back. At least in Wharton.There’s been a tremendous amount of work being done on roads going through Wharton. I had assumed it was because of the fire, the forest fire service was making sure the roads were passable to better access and monitor areas. However I had suspicions that they were making more parking area out along the Batsto after some recent activity. Would be safe to say now it’s related to this plan. We all need to make sure our voices are heard. Would seem ridiculous to have seperate permits for each state forest. Toll booths would be more practical!!! But let’s not give the state any more ideas. I like that the roads have been improved but looks like there will be an additional price to pay for that.
I’ve been spending more time in the pines lately and noticed all the work bing done too. The funny thing is I see less new damage then I saw a few years back. At least in Wh