Flooding & Birds
A dissertation from one of our own's PhD research, "Assessments of the Influence of Flooding and Sea Level Upon Wetland Bird and Plant Distributions in Georgia, USA."
We made the frontpage! In June of 2006 we paddled some 150 miles down the low waters of the Oconee River with a multitude of friends over two weeks. We persevered through Tropical Storm Alberto - enjoyed the cool air it brought - and survived sweltering temperatures of over 100 degrees. Learn more about our trek from our fellow surveyor and writer, Ben Emanuel, in his Flagpole Magazine article: “Two Weeks On The Oconee: No Matter If There’s Water In It.” (PDF)
In Fall 2005, one of our team, Ben Emanuel, went down the Savannah River with the Savannah Riverkeeper's Executive Director, Frank Carl, and many others on the annual Coastal Plain Meander. Ben served as the crew's Naturalist, as well as preliminary information gatherer for a possible ecological survey. Read about Ben's Savannah venture here: “Meandering Down The Savannah.” (PDF)
A more technical approach: Our proceeding from the April 2005 Georgia Water Resources Conference held in Athens, GA by the University of Georgia: "Ecological Surveys of Four River Corridors in Georgia." (PDF)
In May and June of 2004 we traveled nearly 400 miles down the Ocmulgee and Altamaha Rivers from Lake Jackson's Lloyd Shoals Dam to US 17 in Darien, GA. Our journey lasted six weeks and taught us a lot more about life on a river. Ben Emanuel tells all about our trip in his Flagpole Magazine article: "Down to the Sea in Canoes."
In Bartram's Wake
In 2003, after paddling and surveying 180 miles down the Satilla River and more than 250 miles on the Flint River, we made a more informal survey of the Etowah and Coosa Rivers in NE Georgia, captured eloquently by our friend Scott Eustis in his Georgia Landscape article: "In Bartram’s Wake." (PDF)