The Calverton Grasslands, the largest grasslands on Long Island, are still threatened with destruction through development.  The Coalition for Open Space at EPCAL says that the ““current development proposals, including the largest development proposal ever on the East End, threaten 800 acres of rare grassland habitat as well as portions of the Long Island Pine Barrens, SC Special Groundwater Protection Area, the Peconic Estuary watershed and the Long Island Sound watershed.”  A debate on the development issue is scheduled for November 10.  See the coalition’s website for more information.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.