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The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 1993 - Image 4. February 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 15, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/840/show/835.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 1993
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XLII, No. 2, February 1993
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1993
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 13
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript • MASKED DUCK Thk tiny, elusive, beautifully plumaged duck staged a minor invasion along the Texas coast thk winter, with as many as eight separate birds identified from the Upper Texas Coast to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in late December and early January. Its normal range includes the West Indies and extends from southern Mexico through tropical South America east of the Andes south to central Argentina. Although Masked Duck k considered sedentary, it has wandered as far north as Massachusetts and Vermont and west to Wisconsin. Found in freshwater ponds, marshes and ricefields, thk little duck may be difficult to locate as it hides among the emergent vegetation. Gail Diane Luckner BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD FOREST IN DANGER The city of Lake Jackson k planning to help a private company cut down 210 acres of bottomland hardwood forest on property the city owns next to the Lake Jackson Wilderness Park. Thousands of magnificent trees will be destroyed so that the city can build a golf course on thk property which k well within the Brazos River 100-year floodplain. The city of Lake Jackson hired a consultant to survey thk property and they have applied for the necessary permit from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. A biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) visited the site in January and subsequently reviewed the wetlands assessment report prepared by Lake Jackson's hired consultant. In a letter to the Army Corps, Service stated it found that "substantially more wetland acreage k likely to exkt within the 210-acre proposed project site than the 7.5 acres identified in the contractor's report" Service requested "that a project site having such complex topography should be delineated using an intensive, regularly-spaced sampling regime which would account for the (possibly numerous) smaller depressional wetland areas.-.probably not accounted for under the present methodology." Service concluded their letter: "In light of these questions, and the potentially high wetland wildlife values of such a bottomland forest site in thk location, the Service k concerned that an accurate and complete wetland delineation be made...[and] be informed of any field trips your staff makes to the site to verify the wetland delineation, so that we may observe." In addition to the Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sierra Club have written to the Army Corps expressing their concern as have numerous Lake Jackson citizens. In a letter to the Lake Jackson City Council and the local newspaper, the "Brazosport Facts," Lake Jackson citizens wrote: "When the chain saws and bulldozers begin their work, our school children won't see it. They will be in school learning about the value of trees and rain forests, while their own forest k being destroyed just a few miles away. Thk land—thk forest—belongs to all of us, and to our children, and to generations to come...Let us work together to save some of our natural heritage, here at home..." Thk property k located just outside Lake Jackson. To get there, go south on Hwy." 288 south to Lake Jackson. Turn right on FM 2004, two to three miles. Turn right on 332. Within less than a half mile you will cross a creek or slough. Immediately after you cross the bridge, turn left into a parking area. There k a sign for Wilderness Park here. Climb the stairway over the rhainlink fence and walk the survey transects into the forest. Thk forest provides a home for numerous birds and other wildlife, but ako as a way station for spring and fall neotropical migrants. "Is another golf course worth the sacrifice of thk forest which can never be replaced?" Your letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can make a difference. Write today and inskt on an Environmental Impact Statement before the Corps ksues a permit for thk golf course. Stress the high value of such wetland, bottomland forest to wildlife and birds, esp. neotropical migrants and the unsuitability of thk site for a golf course. If you want further information about the golf course project and the citizen's movement against it, please call Warren Pruess (409/238-1631) or Becky Schultz (409) 849-6050) in Lake Jackson. Letters should be addressed to Col. John Basilotto, £ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Dktrict, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, Texas 77553-1229. Judy Boyce, 668-5359.