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The appearance of off-road vehicles on the state's beaches in the late 1970s marks a dramatic change in the use of the beach environment. Hosier discusses their impact on barrier islands and makes recommendations for their use, including prohibiting their use on coastal dunes. He includes off-road ordinances from communities including Holden Beach and Nags Head.
The coast of the Carolinas, stretching between both North Carolina and South Carolina, offers a unique ecosystem where only certain plants can thrive. Different soils, water salinity, tides, and extreme weather changes are all factors that play into the environment of this area. This is an excerpt from Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas: A New Guide for Plant Identification and Use in Coastal Landscapes and includes selected plant profiles from the full book.