And what are the odds of it even going extinct? I could see if they totally relaxed all restrictions and let people run wild completely tearing the place up. even then I doubt it would go extinct.
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Sep 16, 2010, 07:04 PM #81
It would probly just move it's nesting ground to a place more protected. Like Pea Island I think they mentioned in the video is a huge bird sanctuary?
What really gets me is they are physically stopping/killing/trapping this birds natural predators from getting it. Total Contradiction!
Sep 16, 2010, 07:12 PM #83
Sep 16, 2010, 07:14 PM #84
Sep 16, 2010, 08:24 PM #85
closing areas where nesting/breeding birds are would be fine & prob. wouldn't get an argument from most folks if 2 things happened: 1) you could pass thru or by those closed areas to get to the open areas on the other side of the enclosure (this is why the cape point area is currently closed). this option is presently prohibited under the current "agreement." & 2) the draconian procedures for dealing w/ a violation of the enclosures were softened. the enclosures are massive, but might contain only a small number of nests, b/c the size/space requirements are insane to begin w/ & then a few bad apples get drunk & vandalize it.
as i've said before, there needs to be a RATIONAL compromise...the viability of the piping plover is not at stake w/ these closures. it, & it's endangered brethren, nest on a thousand different islands up & down the east coast in the summer months before heading back to south america.
Sep 16, 2010, 10:06 PM #86Member
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Compromise, braddas. dump a bunch of money on local plover/endangered species protection, further education on the potential detriment to the ecosystem, ORV Permits and tighter off-road restrictions.. but still with the access that makes the beaches such a prime destination. Raise local tax to fund protection/restoration, since the local revenue will increase with greater tourist population.
It seems heinous to me to destroy (i don't care if you think it won't, you're ignorant if you do) the economy and lifestyle an already struggling community of human beings by enacting a near pointless and conspiracy-based piece of legislation that has been PROVEN to have little to no positive effect. However, i also find it preposterous to let a few ignorant ORV users cause serious detriment to such a beautiful ecosystem, ruining such a wonderful part of the East Coast for the tens of thousands that look forward to the next time they get to travel there.
I wouldn't expect people that didn't understand what ORV access means to the locals of the Outer Banks and to the people that go there, and thus the economy and way of life; to support major, life-changing, decisions about the future of said people. But i see that happening in this forum (not pointing any fingers.) So why don't you let the people who do understand why ORV beach access is a necessary part of life in the OBX find a solution that reflects both the rights of the human, and the rights of the plover?? Thank you.
Sep 16, 2010, 11:23 PM #88
Okay, Einstein, could you please tell the rest of us what lead you decide that everyone here is some sort of Captain Planet enemy? By climbing up on your little podium and talking down to everyone, you have already (1) insulted everyone here and (2) killed any chance of your audience taking you seriously. Try exercising a little tact, and maybe people will in turn respect the brain power that you so humbly claim to possess. I am not necessarily opposed to your side of the argument, but I would NEVER side with you because you have convinced me that you do not understand how to discuss anything. Throwing $5 words around like some arrogant Harvard grad does not make you intelligent.
Sep 16, 2010, 11:36 PM #89
Sep 17, 2010, 01:06 AM #90