Whooping cranes settle on Carolinas coast

Four of the rare birds, once almost extinct… …have made a home on the Carolinas coast. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/494609.html By Jack Horan Special to the Observer Posted: Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 South Carolina’s coast for eons has been a wintering home for thousands of migrating birds: ducks, geese, bald eagles and even tundra swans from the Arctic. […]

Business as usual forestry

See where paper packaging comes from… These images from Coastal North Carolina tell the story of the impact of insutrial forestry on the landscape. These images were taken last week. A picture is worth a thousand words and here are four doozies. Note the deep ditches keeping the pine plantation drained

New Clearcuts: Dogwood Responds With New Efforts

When you know to look for them, you suddenly find that mass-clearcuts in the Southern Swamplands region of North Carolina and Virginia are rife on the landscape. Though the paper companies seem to have figured out that a thin veil of pines, three or four trees deep, can fool the average 70 mph passerby on the highway, to the residents of this area – clearcuts are not easily overlooked.