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On behalf of NJOA CF council members, and the many outdoors stakeholders represented by these organizations, I am pleased to share a letter from Commissioner Bob Martin, clarifying the position and direction of the D.E.P. regarding the Wharton State Forest Motorized Access Plan (M.A.P.). While NJOA agrees with the goal of the M.A.P., including the protection of environmentally sensitive areas and the need to ensure public safety, we felt that the implementation of the M.A.P. required broader input from stakeholders and the general public in order to equitably address several issues, which include: public access, public safety, and environmental stewardship. We believe Commissioner Martin’s letter demonstrates a shared concern. It also helps to clear up any confusion surrounding the implementation of the M.A.P., and shows a balanced and comprehensive approach towards achieving the stated goal of the M.A.P. We’re also confident that the approach outlined in the letter can be used successfully in future M.A.P. rollouts. Our thanks go to Commissioner Martin, his staff, and to all stakeholders who have shown their commitment to a successful M.A.P. NJOA will continue to provide updates regarding the implementation of the Wharton State Forest...Read More
This is an update from Anthony Mauro, Chairman, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance <download letter here> or by clicking on graphic...Read More
NJOA TO MEET WITH DEP REGARDING NEW JERSEY PARK SERVICE LAUNCH OF MOTORIZED ACCESS PLAN FOR WHARTON STATE FOREST.
NJOA is receiving a number of comments from outdoorsmen and women regarding the recent New Jersey Park Service launching of a Motorized Access Plan in Wharton State Forest. Many of the comments express concerns that are centered on access issues. In response, NJOA has established a meeting with key DEP personnel to discuss access concerns and we will keep our stakeholders notified of progress. DEP is willing to entertain remedies while adhering to its mission to provide environmental integrity. The launch was designed to mitigate or eliminate environmental damage caused by Off-Road Vehicles at Wharton State Forest. A press release from DEP can be found at the link that follows. http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2015/15_0065.htm Updates will follow. Thank you for your patience. Help us to represent YOU! Please consider becoming an honorary member of NJOA. JOIN...Read More