Petition to Stop ORV Damage on Our Land
Stop the destruction and sign the petition to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
By Becky Freeon February 28, 2020
Our public lands are being severely damaged by illegal off-road vehicle (ORV) use. The damage impacts endangered species, public safety and your experience in our state parks and forests. It is the number one threat to preserved land in the state of New Jersey and especially the Pinelands.
It is critical that New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) do much more to stop this growing problem. The groundwork was laid five years ago when NJDEP staff created a plan to manage motor vehicle access in Wharton State Forest as a pilot project. Implementation of this plan has languished for years. We can’t afford to wait any longer.
Will you add your name to this petition?
The NJDEP has the authority and responsibility to stop the destruction of state-owned lands. Stopping illegal ORV use requires a focused effort that prioritizes enforcement and management of our public lands. New Jersey must take immediate action to protect critical areas from damage. The public and our plants and wildlife can’t wait any longer.
Time is running out for some of our wildlife. What happens on preserved lands directly affects their ability to survive. For some species, like the Pine Barrens Treefrog, the New Jersey Pinelands provide their best chance at survival.