near Tubbs Inlet in recent years. A lot has changed at the inlet due to natural
erosion and accretion within the inlet management zone. Additional changes
have included construction of a couple new homes and landowners' opposition
to posting any area of the inlet management zone.
mail messages with the landowners or their representative. To date, I have not
gotten a reply. I have spoken with their representative this morning, but I am still
waiting to learn if it will be okay to post the small area used by American Oyster
catchers and Wilson's Plovers for nesting. I've emphasized that we would also be
protecting the dune and vegetation from pedestrian traffic, thereby benefiting the
American Oystercatchers, my technician, Nick Jennings, will put up some posts
along the high tide line at the nesting area to at least alert people to the sensitive
area. Ideally, the oystercatchers would have as great a buffer as possible between
their nest and people's activities. No dogs should be present, but if they are, they
need to be on a leash (I think there's a leash law for SSB?).
If you see him, you can lend him a hand, or just introduce yourself and give him
some background about the area.
representative. If you would check the posts to be sure they are not getting
washed out, that would be very helpful. Nick can check the area periodically
, but we are in the midst of the coastwide survey of all colonial-nesting
waterbirds this month, so we won't have a lot of spare time.
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