In addition, this has made some people unable to (in their eyes) profit from exploiting the land. They feel that their own position would be greatly improved if they could level the forests and carve down the dunes and put gas stations and condo units and retail shops in their places. I kept seeing signs excoriating the National Park Service and the Audobon Society for having the temerity to preserve the best about the Outer Banks.
Asshole right wing dinks. They're everywhere. Fortunately, they don't always win the debate.
|Trail. Pea Island Wildlife Refuge.|
|Freshwater marsh, Bodie Island Preserve.|
|Large snapping turtle. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.|
|Buxton Woods. The right wing dinks seem to especially hate this spot, because its protection kept many buildings from being built atop the forests and dunes and marshes.|
|Trail in Buxton Woods.|
|Dune field, Cape Hatteras National Seashore.|