NY State Signs Misleading: Not Closed

sign re state forest closed

Photo by Kathryn Ross - Wellsville Daily Reporter

The April 23, 2010 edition of the Wellsville Daily Reporter has a story about misleading state forest signs that leave people with the impression that the state forest are “Closed to Public USE” because that is what the signs say: “Closed to Public USE.”

These signs, coupled with recent widely reported stories about the State budget crisis and closing of state parks, have caused some people to think that the state forest are also closed.

The signs, however, are only meant to apply to public access on the state forest roads. As part of the budget crisis, the DEC has to cut back road maintenance. But instead of “Road Closed” signs, the DEC sent out “Closed to the Public” signs to the DEC regions.

You can read the story here:

State forest signs misleading: lands not closed