2 problems with concrete barriers! 1.The people that are hell bent on destroying that area will just blaze new trails around them! Which would make the issue worse. 2.Nobody wants to see concrete barriers in the middle of the beautiful forest.
Number 3 is there still has to be access for emergency and/or fire vehicles.
Muck,,,Two thumbs up on all the work your doing out there,,,I can remember back 15yrs and there only being a few trails through 1/4 mile. Its a shame a few people need to trash a place that many people enjoy traveling throw. Again Keep up the great work!!!!!
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2011 18:11:05 GMT -5 by HamiltonLJ
I am a new member to this website and reading through all the topics and posts. Reading through this post and taking it all in is a little suprising. The ramifications of closing a piece of the forest to motorized vehicles doesn't seem to be on tract with the NJTLC's objectives. Trail lovers not being able to use trails. Why jump right on closing an area instead of spending time educating people on the proper way to use the area. Putting up signs and closing roads and areas of the forest seems extreme. So what happens with the next problem area? Close it? What happens when there are no more areas to close? It seems that the PPA and the NJCF are playing their card right and the NJTLC is falling for it. I know it seemed like a good idea at the time, but look back at it now.
The posted area was always off limits or for a long time anyway! We don't support trail closings! We just re-posted a very sensitive closed area! I don't know if you've ever been back there? If not take a walk back and check out the clear worm looking things with spots. Their frog eggs! Not to mention the rare grasses that people decided to drive through. I'm not a conservationist I'm a 4wheel enthusiast that cares and don't want to lose all the trails.
Last Edit: May 1, 2011 15:41:49 GMT -5 by HamiltonLJ
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