RE: NANFA-L-- Riparian Vegetation was "Creek Chubs?"

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Riparian Vegetation was "Creek Chubs?"
From: Mark (
Date: Wed Dec 01 2004 - 09:01:03 CST

If all that organic matter accounting is accurate, then the increased
productivity in open stretches is mainly from sunlight?

Of course there is very little actual, fully functioning prairie left
in Ohio. So it's hard to really make a judgment there, since there
is always so much extra enrichment from soil and fertilizer runoff.

The most disgusting part of this is the millions if not billions of
tons of soil that is lost forever and deposited in rivers all the way
down to the Gulf of Mexico (from Ohio). That soil is irreplaceable.
It took millenia to form and would take billons of dollars to replace

It's really amazing that farmers (and everyone else for that matter)
don't demand legislation to require riparian buffers along all
streams. Really they are dumping their livelihoods and the future
food and forest production of this country into the ocean in
truckloads every year. It's incredible.

I guess that's what "freedom" means: the right to waste whatever I
want as long as I own it, and the right to not have someone else tell
me I can't. Uh oh. I feel myself sliding into an off-topic
philosophical-political-inflammatory thread. Quick! Someone change
the subject!

...and meet :)

Conejo Creek drainage
California USA

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