I think I can think clear enough to respond to this now.
I emailed the guy that put up the website and asked if he would come here to make a response. Here's his reply:
Well I tried to add a story to the forum but it seemed to dissapear into oblivion. I'm out of time too. I'll be adding more new pics to my website soon.*
I'll see if he'll come back and try again.
There is at least two sides to every story. There is no black and white line between right and wrong in all cases like this. Development must go on. Everyone of us drives on roads, shop at stores, eat at restaurants, use electricity, the internet etc, etc, etc, How many of you would give all that up? Not me, nor any one of you. We all have to compromise. Notice I said "all", That means we have to compromise some of our cp sites so other people can earn a living. And it also should means that some development should be stopped to save some of our cp sites. The big business has a very loud voice. The plants have no voice. We have to be the voice of the plants. We can't save every site, but if we do nothing no sites will be saved. That's why we have to fight to save every site that we can.
I used to live in Brunswick county, North Carolina. I worked there too. I'm a construction electrician so I have worked on hundreds of construction sites in one of the best places in the world for cp's. I worked on golf courses and hog farms two of the biggest threats to cp's in NC. I even worked at International paper mill in Riegelwood NC. They are the biggest threats to cp's in Brunswick County. Since I'm an electrician I never saw the land as it's bulldozed but I'm sure that I did my part to put thousands if not millions of cp's to death. It paid for my cars, my clothes, my food, all the stuff that I have. Of course that was before I really got into cp's. It's really hard for me to think about now. I think that guilt is why I'm so eager to do what ever I can to save as many sites as I can. And why it tears me up inside to see photos like the one on that website. Two of the most gut wrenching pics for me are the ones that's on Barry Rices website of the concrete truck http://sarracenia.com/photos2/habfl06.jpg and the for sale sign http://sarracenia.com/photos2/habfl05.jpg .
That's the reason I wanted to start this forum. So that if you had a site that is threaded you can post all the info about it here. We all can email, call, write letters, sign petitions to save a site. It may be too late for the site on that website but It's not too late for all the sites. I would like everybody here to do some research and find the closest cp site to them. Find out who owns it. Find out what his intentions are with the land. Let him know how special the plants are that he has. See if you can get his permission to take care of the plants and make sure they are not threaded by anything. Let us know about the site you've found. And if one day your favorite cp site goes up for sale buy it if you can. If you can't, and it's planned to be developed post it on here along with all the contact info you have on the county officials and planning board. Well start a drive to save that site.