RE: NANFA-L-- The Big Darby Blues

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:09:34 -0400

I've seen this same phenomenon this summer around Madison County, AL.
Farmland is being converted to 'burbs-in-a brisk pace. Many streams that
I've visited have obviously been altered in recent years, and no longer have
flame chubs (my reason for running around to them). Agricultural uses can be
brutal on streams, of course. Quick, unthinking conversion to suburban
tracts is apparently worse.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the long-altered Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>It made me sick to go back to my sister's neighborhood in Hilliard
>suburbs) and see all the downspouts on the houses getting run through tile
>under the ground (no side yard recharge so they can pack suburban houses
>more tightly), through the curb and out into the street. Who approves
>development plans anyway? I'd like to have some words. Whoever you are,
>detention ponds aren't working!
>This is definately a case where the habitat gets more compromised when
>OUT of agricultural production without any industrialization. Amazing.
>Reporting from the Chanelized and Silted Darby Madness, Circleville, Ohio
>It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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