News | August 27, 2010

Ruling Opens Season on N. C. Trout Streams for Golf Course Developers

In a loss for N.C. trout, water quality and sportsmen, the N.C. Supreme Court today ruled six to one that a country club golf course’s razing of forested buffer areas along sensitive trout streams and permanent enclosure of a N.C. mountain stream within a pipe was allowed despite a state law requiring “undisturbed” buffers to protect trout streams and water quality, according to the Southern Environmental Law Center. More details are in the press release