This email was sent to some people. We learned that ours was by mistake as it was not on DNR property. This kind of explains it all. Many of the large hiders are opting to archive because it would be an extreme amount of paperwork and they don't want to have to move their cache every year. Hopefully this answers some of your questions.
Dear Upper Wabash Geocacher,
It has come to our attention that several geocaches on the Upper Wabash Reservoirs have been placed without permission or with a required Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geocaching Permit. A person who participates in geocaching on DNR land is subject to 312 IAC 8. A “cache” is a “device” and requires a license from the department under 312 IAC 8-2-10(6)(. The standards for a license are outlined by Information Bulletin # 46. The entire policy can be accessed here: http://www.in.gov/dnr/files/InfoBulletin46_Geocaching.pdf. In addition, a list of affected geocaches is included below.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is giving geocachers on the Upper Wabash Reservoirs 30 days to either 1) remove and archive the unpermitted geocache or 2) apply for a geocache permit. After 30 days, state geocaching reviewers will begin archiving affected geocaches from the geocaching.com website. The permit is free and is good for one year, and can be found here: http://www.in.gov/dnr/files/Geocaching_Permit_09-03-04.pdf.
We hope you understand the need to maintain the balance of recreation and natural resource preservation in these great state parks and reservoirs. Should you have any questions regarding a geocache in question, please contact the property office in which the geocache is located.
4673 S 625 E
Peru, IN 46970
9214 W Lost Bridge W
Andrews, IN 46702
J Edward Roush Lake
517 N Warren Rd
Huntington, IN 46750
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Upper Wabash Reservoirs
Paths of Evergreen GCY471
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