Re: NANFA-L-- Help! Redside Dace Recovery in Ontario

Robert Carillio (
Mon, 7 Aug 2006 11:25:13 -0700

Part of Todd's comment...

"Habitat degredation is the problem everywhere, for most all species in
decline... Why not spend the bucks on the habitats that HAVEN'T been
degraded, to protect them?"

This is true Todd, but at the same time, can we expect the undegraded areas
to stay their perfect little piece of paradise, if they become surrounded by
degraded area? The way Ohio is being sprawled upon because of outdated home
rule laws that perhaps never really took into account development to the
current magnitude, what high quality areas we have risk being threatened by
what is surrounding them. These green protected areas are becoming small
islands amidst being surrounded by concrete. Conservation really needs to
address both..high quality areas, and the buffers that surround them.

Rob C.
Mahining River Drainage
Ohio, N. A.
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