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Thread: Mississippi sarracenia site in trouble

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    Hey Folks,

    In about a week I'll be in Mississippi on holiday; while there I intend to talk to some conservation staff who work there. I'll see if I can find some skinny about airport expansions, etc.

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    Thanks, Barry. We can always count on your help.
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    A Californian said "I'll be in Mississippi on holiday" and I can hear the presses firing up at the Mississippi Tourism Commission already. We last took a vacation seven years ago and it was to Mississippi, while my parents still lived there. Friends and coworkers would say, "You're going where?"

    It's too bad they don't realize what they've been missing. But the development pressure in the coastal Sarracenia habitats is downright scary and much of it is driven by the tourism and retirement community industries. It's a depressing world where we have to rely on highly secured airport buffers or military lands for habitat preservation.
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    Hey Folks,

    On vacation in Mississippi, I stopped in and talked to some local folks who work there in conservation. They verified that yes, there is scheduled expansion of the airport.

    HOWEVER, my contacts told me that the conservation organization is indeed trying to work with the airport exansion, to help with a mitigation project to minimize some of the inevitable damage that will occur. So....all is not lost in this respect.

    However, this is perhaps slightly hollow news. All you have to do is drive along hwy 90 from Gulfport to Moss Point, and you'll observe site after site of S. alata, S. psittacina, P. lutea, various Drosera, and Utricularia, all bearing realty signs. The plants there are "Dead men walking." Alas.

    Barry
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    Wish we could save them all.

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    Keep us all informed, I live in Louisiana and I have some limited business contacts in south Miss. I will find out what I can. I am an easy ride to Pascagoula if needed.
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    Good. I smell an NASC rescue in the wind.
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    YES! I am so proud of you rescuers.

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