The Battle Over a North Carolina Beach Continues

The Battle Over a North Carolina Beach Continues

On Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a revolutionary management plan is finally putting embattled sea turtles and birds on near-equal footing with ORV drivers. But powerful interests are working hard to undo it.

By Ted Williams/Photography by Emiliano Granado
Published: September-October 2012
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Ted Williams

Ted Williams is freelance writer.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine


Your article

I have been going to the OBX since 1954 fishing with my dad..I have to this day NOT seen any animals ran over, trapped in tire ruts or the island packed with tourists..If you want to see packed with tourist..go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina....Your article is a deceit and lie...if you need something to beotch it about the gas prices and really make a difference..

orv driving

its about time someone gets there finger out from where its at and look at the real picture. for 37 years i have been going down there from pa. and on all the times i been there there have been people on the dunes taking pictures and they are not fisherman looking for fish. they are the ones stepping on birdes nests not the off road drivers.
they want to get as close to bird as possible.

Again..Amen, Amen, and Amen!

Again..Amen, Amen, and Amen! Very poorly researched article..

Battle Over Beaches

And just like your "Beach Bums" article, this is one blatant lie after another. Have you no respect or duty at all for the truth?

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area

This is exactly the kind of rhetoric that has turned me from Audobon..and I was a well -wisher for many years. It is shameful that you only present one side of this story, and not cover all the many, many reasons why the residents want Audabon out..the reckless trapping of many other species, the lies (which, for your information, have been verified repeatedly in the numbers), After reading over and over this issue, I finally fell on the side of the residents..they have a legitimate beef with Audabon, who has repeatedly manipulated facts to put themselves in a good light..and let's not forget two major issue: the fact that this is a designated Recreation area..and yet is handled as a personal beach front, and that the piping plover, which the residents have NO problems with, is a threatened species, NOT an endangered species, and this is a migratory stop. On our Fb page alone,we have had numberous reports of their many nesting spots, and yet the numbers are not included in the counts, and Audabon frequently "neglects" to mention this and the counts on other areas that are not in the Hatteras perimeters. Really need to research this a little more, sir, These people are not enraged just for fun, they had serious, serious reasons for the way they feel..people do not stand up like this unless they have been pushed to the wall. Sincerely, Deborah Bair

It's hard to believe that

It's hard to believe that Blair could have a more rich imagination, because I can't see anything in your post that is actually true.

oh, and by the way? the name

oh, and by the way? the name is Bair, not Blair..thanks anyway

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area

Then I suggest you try reading Wheats Eye on Hatteras blog, many reports on Outer Banks Voice, including the timeline they had up not long ago,
These people have a very legitimate problem with Audabon, and deserve to be heard.

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