Good question. Is trespassing on adjacent private property an issue?: sure, it happens - however it's not a big deal, though, and it simply doesn't happen often. I've found most people to be extremely cautious about avoiding private property, and gratuitously apologetic when they make a mistake. Groups like SOMA are super about encouraging people to pay attention to maps and where they are in the park(s).
Root cause: The park is very poorly marked. That, *and* property lines criss-cross surrounding roads with no rhyme or reason. Therefore, it is super easy for folks (who are usually wandering like drunken sailors through the park hunting mushrooms) to wander onto adjacent properties.
Have a look at this map: https://goo.gl/maps/Dfmu1 Pay particular attention to the Kruse Ranch and Seaview Roads area... the parcel lines are all over the place. Park administration has made no effort, in the 4+ years I've lived here, to address this. If folks are complaining about trespassing, I suspect this is the root cause, and a simple one to resolve.
Another beef: Park administration (Duncan's Mills office) despite their newfound surplus, is apparently too busy rationalizing the keeping of parking lots and bathrooms *closed* along Highway 1 at places like Stump Beach, and Fisk Mill Cove (both part of Salt Point) to focus on managing a popular and largely positive use of the park in mushroom foraging.
Thanks for asking and for following up.
I live adjacent to Salt Point. The suggestion that the park is somehow over-run with foragers is just absurd - most of them never make it more than a few hundred yards inland from Highway 1, in a park that extends a mile inland & up steep hills.
Are more & more people discovering it? Absolutely. Is the forest trampled? Hardly. Wild pigs have a much larger and more negative impact on the park (lately) than humans - period.
This year there isn't much to harvest anyway, as we simply haven't had enough rain.
The idea that other Coastal Sonoma parks should be opened to foraging is brilliant. The larger numbers of people randomly walking the forest will also stem the emergent destructive illegal pot grows on state property as well - something that *IS* a recurring problem in Salt Point (and others) but somehow is not mentioned much in the press...
OH. MY. GOD. This is priceless. You go, Timothy. ROFL...
Put this in your (our) Trade Unionist pipe and smoke it:
Including July, there are 27 weeks remaining in 2013.
Including July, there are 14 Tuesday Supervisor's meetings.
Do we really expect that the Supervisors can get the people's work done at HALF TIME, FULL PAY?
Leadership, smeadership. Smoke & political mirrors. The WORK gets done in open session.
I certainly don't intend to hijack this conversation about being arrested in his underwear and socks after trying to break into a woman's bedroom at 3:40 in the morning... However:
Have a gander at their calendar yourself... and ask if you think there is anything exceptional happening between our elected Supervisors:
Lisa, re: the board of supervisors not taking any leadership role and issuing a statement?
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is on vacation! There are 5 Tuesdays in July, and ONE Supervisor's meeting. For them, it would seem, the July 4th holiday week is FOUR WEEKS LONG.
With public noticing requirements, there is NOTHING standing in the way of Chairman Rabbitt calling a crisis meeting for THIS Tuesday.
Meanwhile, we're paying each of them about $10,000 this month to NOT meet.
You thought they were done?
Well... Surprise! Thursday's paper has MORE!
The plot thickens:
"Lobbiests are good - they do amazing things like keep professional basketball teams in Sacramento" truly amazzzzzzzz......... Yawn. P.O.S. reporting. Certainly not something that Kevin just decided to pick up on his own. Who could possibly be behind this junk? Who?
"Truth Time"? Really? You're afraid to put your real name to this? At least Alice has the guts to sign her name.
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