I think in this case it was a good idea. I don't think this type of thing can be done much more than a couple of times.
I think if the land management agency seeks restitution they should be allowed to triple the amount as a penality. This would be like a utility company if you dig up and damage their property with out a "Call Before You Dig" locate. They triple the cost of repair as allowed by law.
Sometimes when I give my 2cents, I expect change!