Ike destroys vital coastal habitat

September 22nd, 2008

You don’t have to read a lot of newpapers to find coverage of the damage Hurricane Ike has done to vital coastal habitat.

“We’re going to take the critters that crawl or walk, and for the full
stretch of the coastal zone that got the full impact of the coastal flood,
they’re just eliminated.”

“About 612 million cubic feet of timber on an expanse of 473,000 acres was
damaged and affected as a result of the storm.”

It will take Texans years to recover from the damage of Ike. It may take our coastal habitats even longer.