Cars vs Birds: Conservation and Beach Driving in NC
Image credit: Audubon NC
When I wrote about efforts to increase access for Off Road Vehicles to beaches at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, it stirred up quite a debate. Some locals bemoaned protection of birds that "are not from this area. They show up for a few months and migrate on." Others favored conservation, citing their own friends' habits of "taking their huge trucks and four wheelers and doing stupid things on the beach" as reason enough. But what exactly is it that the conservationists are trying to protect? We asked the Audubon Society NC to tell us more.