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Jennifer Dixon
1 week ago

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GA SHPO would recommend adding historic properties into the discussion throughout the draft plan, particularly in areas such as sustainable recreation and road network where potential projects would have the potential to significantly impact historic properties. The Other Resources section might always be a good location to include historic properties.
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Tricia Embry
5 days 21 hours ago

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When non-native invasives are treated, I’d like to see native plantings that specifically support pollinators. They are extremely important to agriculture and ecosystems alike. There’s just one brief mention of pollinators in the draft, and I think it should be addressed more purposefully and explicitly.
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Tricia Embry
5 days 21 hours ago

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Can plantings of native milkweeds be included in this project? Pollinators are important in general, but milkweed is the only plant that supports monarch butterflies. Monarchs are a major pollinator, and their population has declined by 96% over 20 years (http://dunwoodynature.org/1738-2/). The Monarchs Across Georgia committee of the Environmental Education Alliance has a field guide with the appropriate habitats listed: http://www.eealliance.org/assets/Documents/MAG/field_guide.pdf
http://www.eealliance.org/assets/Documents/MAG/field_guide.pdf
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