Environmental Activist(s) Target Geocaches

An individual or group calling himself/herself/themselves the Forest Defenders has been removing or destroying geocaches in the name of the environment and posting the results to a blog, the Everett, Washington Herald reports. His/her/their claim is that the geocaches are essentially litter in sensitive ecological spaces, which geocachers trample when they leave the trail. This appears to be happening in the Pacific Northwest. The article notes that caches in state parks are placed with the permission and supervision of park staff (and that, since caches are someone else’s property, what they’re doing is illegal). Via GPS Tracklog: 1, 2.