Artificial slopes legislation is sidetracked, but NC budgets more for mountain mapping…

Safe artificial slopes legislation is sidetracked, but North Carolina budgets more money for accurate mapping of the western mountains and talks about greater protection for them By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Murphy, N.C., July 31, 2007 – About once in every 100 home-starts, the construction of a new domicile high up in the mountains here...

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16 north Georgia counties unify to gain relief from mandatory stream buffers…

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY REPORTS: NO. 2: UNION COUNTY, GA Union County’s Lamar Paris unifies 16 north Georgia counties to gain relief from mandatory 150-foot stream buffers The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition aids in Georgia’s historic shift to a series of options that call for increasingly tough Best Management Practices, as builders creep nearer the water’s edge By Tom...

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