update: I got an email last week cancelling the fencing activity:
For those WCC volunteers who planned to volunteer at the March 29 fencing day at North Brigantine Natural Area: The work day has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Please contact Christina Davis if you have any questions: Christina.Davis@dep.nj.gov.
So, I emailed Christina and asked if Brigantine was going to be fenced this year...She responded:
It is, but much of the northern front beach habitat is degraded to the point it cannot be fenced, i.e. there is nothing to protect. The tip still has habitat, but we leave fencing
up there year-round, so it is only going require a bit of maintenance. If birds show interest southern part of the site, we will fence as needed.
Christina "Kashi" Davis
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
This pauses and makes me wonder if I should bother getting the Northern Management area buggy pass this year. I have the Brigantine pass already.
We'll see. I guess it still opens up enough beach up to the old coast guard station to make it worthwhile at times, though it is *extremely* flat until you get almost to the inlet, where the rips are. Problem is you will be limited by tides to get out there.