Re: [migo] Re: Last Call for Lyndon Park Geocache
- The link in the news post takes you to the geocaching.com boards.
That comment was made before clarification of the situation.
It's a long conversation, but round abouts here:
Rusty hits on the clarified areas.
Here is a link to the text of the letter we received:
Hope that clarifies things. I also made a note in the news on our main page
about this not affecting rec areas and state parks. Thanks for pointing that
Brad Myers said:
> --- In email@example.com, "Rusty" <rusty@h...> wrote:--
>> ...But I should set the record straight, the Pinckney &
>> Waterloo Rec areas are not part of the land the DNR has asked for caches
>> to be removed from. Their request ONLY applies to State Game Areas. The
>> state parks, forests, and rec areas each operate under different
>> management and sets of rules.
> Rusty, Quantum Fishe, Mike Wunderlich, et al:
> Thanks for setting me straight. I am now better educated that there are
> differences between recreation areas, game areas and so on. I'm still a
> bit confused and I guarantee that I'm not the only one. For example, the
> MiGO home page has this announcement:
>>>> "As of April 16, 2003 the US Fish and Wildlife Service has
> determined that geocaching is not a compatable use for areas they provide
> funding for. In Michigan that includes all State Game Areas and Wildlife
> Refuges. Because of this new ruling we are forced to ask that all caches
> placed in those areas be archived and removed
> I made the mistake of thinking that since hunting is permitted in
> recreation areas that it was the same as a game area. I then
> followed the link to the discussion board where I read Sandrich's post of
> April 17 in which he wrote:
>>>> "The US Fish & Wildlife Dept has ruled that Geocaching is not
> compatible with it's version of Wildlife Reclamation. Therefore, no
> Geocaching is allowed on ANY of it's land, or any lands that it
> funds! ... ...Therefore, Geocaching is now ILLEGAL on any DNR managed
> land! So we have just lost in excess of 4 million acres of land"
> Now wait a minute! Aren't the recreation areas managed by the DNR? And do
> we really have 4 million acres just in game areas?
> Regardless of all that, I am still closing the geocache. The DNR asks that
> we move our geocaches at least 300 ft, at least once a
> year, AND after 14 months of unemployment, I've had to take a job in
> another part of the state. It will be difficult for me to
> responsibly manage this geocache from my new home.
> I believe that Lyndon Park is an EXCELLENT location for a geocache, and I
> hope that someone in the area sets up another cache there!
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