Contrary to statements in article, no lobbyist was hired by NJOA; we do not employ a lobbyist.
Well I wish everyone would just relax and stick to the issues instead of getting personal. But I'm not willing to move this thread as it currently stands. Of course, that could change if things continue going downhill….
Boyd, I apologize. There are two posters in particular that come out of the woodwork whenever MAP and offroad is discussed, and they offer nothing else other than attacks on Jason. I attempted to poke fun at his garbling of Jason's last name, and it fell flat. This forum, and the advice and knowledge of the members here, is extraordinary. In the future, I will resist my knee jerk reaction to defend the underdog. My mantra will be "shut up and point your camera".Well I wish everyone would just relax and stick to the issues instead of getting personal. But I'm not willing to move this thread as it currently stands. Of course, that could change if things continue going downhill….
It's not a new opinion. I always chuckle a bit when someone makes me out to be some kind of experienced political operative. Before last year I was a photographer and cinematographer exclusively. I have never lived anywhere else but the Pine Barrens(travelling for work) and got passionate about this issue because I am in a long term personal film making project on the natural wonders of the pines. Coming to a place that I have never been to and finding it annihilated before I get a chance to see it is quite galvanizing.
My last film project http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/spring-tribeca-review-884272
That sounds great in theory and I agree with your concern about ticketing but I am concerned that without drawing a line in the sand and saying "these are the official roads/trails" that the significant number of folks coming from near and far will start developing their own trails, which will become roads at some point but will not be State sanctioned and will not have had the planning/oversight to determine if T&E species as well as general Pines flora is being protected (not to mention aesthetics!). Time will tell if DEP and NJPC decide if the Pinelands need a map. Time will tell.To me there is no need to have any map as a guide. Just stay on the roads, don't drive in wetlands where the road does not go, and life will be good. I don't want to be on some side road somewhere and the Park Police come up to me and say it is not on a topo. If the road is there I am going down it if I have something I want to get to. And if you watch the interview of Al Horner online he does the same thing and I am sure many other people who have spoken out in favor of the MAP do so also. Don't let them kid you. So lets just catch those who seriously break the law and leave the rest of us to enjoy the woods we own.