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    New Dedicated Local Volunteer Reviewer

    Would like to welcome the new dedicated local Volunteer Reviewer “”Chuck Walla “” to the great state of Arkansas.

    She has lots of hides and finds and it up to speed on all Park policies for cache placement including the new policy for national forest.

    After a long process the right person was found for the ( sometimes thankless job ) of being a volunteer reviewer that the state can be proud of. She will be keeping her real login name anonymous, please respect that and let her do the job.

    Happy Trails

    Max Cacher

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    Thanks for the welcome, Max! I have some large shoes to fill, but I will strive to do my best and serve the geocachers of Arkansas well.

    Chuck Walla
    "Volunteering is for suckers. Did you know that volunteers don't even get paid for the stuff they do?" -- Homer Simpson

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    Welcome Chuck Walla !
    I am curious about "new National forest" policies reguarding geocaches.
    And am a little bit nervous since I havn't a clue about them, and this is the first I have herd about "new Policy".
    I have about 30 caches in the national forest.
    I have no permit or paperwork of any kind.
    None was required at the time of placement.
    Am I going to have problems ?
    Was this policy developed at the National, State or District level ?
    I know many of the local USFS officials and talk with them on a regular basis. Some I talk to regularly by two way radio in an official capacity.
    Yet this "new policy" catches me and maybe them, by supprise.
    Am I over reacting, maybe ?
    Any light you can shed on this will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for your helping hand with geocaching in our State.

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    Thanks for the welcome, mountainborn!

    As far as the new national forest policies, I must confess that I am not quite as "up to speed" on them as MaxCacher credits me. You ask some very good questions that I will have to do a a little research on to get the answers.

    What I do know is that the Ozark - St. Francis NF has instituted a new policy and a permit is now required. I don't know about the Ouachita NF. I have asked for a copy of the policy from the Ozark NF office and am waiting to receive it. If anyone else has additional information on this topic, I suggest that the discussion be held on a separate forum item.

    Chuck Walla
    "Volunteering is for suckers. Did you know that volunteers don't even get paid for the stuff they do?" -- Homer Simpson

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    Thanks for your help with this.
    I really enjoy caching in the National Forest and would like to stay "right" with those that manage it.
    Your prompt response is greatly appreciated.

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    Hello, Chuck Walla! I want to join the others in welcoming you to your new "job"! Since geocaching in Arkansas seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, I think you're going to be kept pretty busy!

    On the subject of new NF policies on geocaching, I just happen to have visited the Ozark NF main office yesterday and got some information. I'll provide what details I have in a separate log on the new forum topic on this subject just set up today by Q.

    Again, welcome! -- ORR
    "Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir

    "When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." – briansnat

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    Welcome Chuck Walla! Northeast Arkansas is becoming a pretty active area and we look forward to working with you.

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    Welcome Chuck Walla! We are from Southwest Arkansas, If you are ever down this way caching, Look us up.
    "CacheMates"

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    Clarksville, AR
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    Hello Chuck Walla and welcome to our part of the world........poppy
    May those who love us, love us. And those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if he doesn't turn their hearts may he turn their ankle so we may know them by their limp.... An Old Gaelic Blessing

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    Hot Springs, AR
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    Yes, welcome! Glad to have given you some caches to train on. LOL

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