Retired biologist! MS - Rutgers University. I worked 33 years for the US EPA. They did not condition my getting the permit on that basis; HOWEVER, to get a special use permit they want you to have a purpose for going in there. Photography in itself may be good enough. I plan to throw the biologist part in to add some weight to the justification hopefully. I have nothing against creationists either.You are a biologist as in a Batchelors degree holding biologist?What type of Biology?
This is the type of crap that aggravates me,nothing against biologists but it seems that in a few years holding an accredited college degree will be the only thing that will allow you to access most of our public land.I guess holders of degrees must weigh less then the rest of us and they don't make footprints or squish ants the rest of us inadvertently do.I feel like an alien on my own planet.
No, but I know where they are - next time.Believe me if I was a biologist I would be throwing some weight around too.
So tell me,did you make it far enough up the island past the rake to see the three monuments along the ridge top?Ooops ,I guess i shouldn't have known they were there
You'll need to be tight with the Feds, that area is part of Forsythe NWR. But you need not be tight with anyone, just have to politely ask the refuge manager.I'm kinda tight with Fish & Game, maybe I can secure permission for us common folk to "visit" Oak Island.