Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 10:37:00 -0500

I'm glad someone is apparently trying to do something for freshwater
mussels. My critique of this proposal is (of course!) that it doesn't go far
enough in coverage, for instance both the Elk River and Paint Rock River in
TN/AL have sensitive (incl. Endangered) mussel populations that could use
broader recognition and support. The Cahaba, especially, is a river that's
still salvageable so I'm glad it's listed. But the Cahaba's state of grace
won't last long...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>The mussel info seems good tho. That'll help to protect quite a bit of
>diversity (It was neat to know a little about the Cahaba and Coosa rivers
>when reading this :). Now to just get them to say that it's *more* than
>just a mussel they're protecting there so the entire population understands
>that it's not *just* about a "clam" :)

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