Looks like they've just closed 8200acs on the very south end of Ocala Forest near Linadale to all off road vehicles. Licensed vehicles only on numbered roads.
The tract borders hwy 42 E&W on the south side & FR 587 E&W on the north side & runs to Hwy 19 to the east.
They have pictures posted on their site of the little pond they have been so worried abt for 5 yrs that I know of. The young whipersnappers just can't seem to stay outta there with their muddin practice & this one little iotta figment is what has triggered the closure.
Now they've created some new found $$$ for the Enviro & Law firms with a thing they call Access Designation Processes. It is being drawn into sections & use lines on all US Forests & will show they say where one can go & what can & cannot be used. The one for Ocala is slated for release the first of 06.
There has been some mouthwork from the CryBaby network abt the little pond & just the ticket they need to pay more of their $Buddies. The damage they crow abt is not even .01 of one percent of the 384,000 acres.
And this is the same scheme they used last year to close the 1200 acres on FR88 with the sand pit near Delancey but yet the Rangers tell us it is only a Temporary Thing until the erosion & the grass stabilizes.