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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 63 Issue 3, Mar 1999
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Riparian buffers along streams filter out large amounts of pollution before it reaches streams. Many Neuse River Basin landowners are protesting a temporary rule requiring them to have 50-foot buffers along streams. Champion International Corp., however, voluntarily is leaving 200-foot buffers on thirty-two miles of Upper Tar River Basin streams. The corporation is asking landowners to do likewise.
The Avid Quail Hunting Survey, conducted during the 1997-98 game bird hunting seasons, documents a decline in quail, grouse, and woodcock populations. Land-use practices that disturb habitats and aging forests both are contributing factors.