- Sep 3, 2003
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- Gorham NH
Dandelions have made it to the summit of Mount Washington and become an invasive species, crowding out native plants.
Interesting that the cog seems to want to keep the reports secret. I wonder if the proposed accommodations at the summit impact their concern?.
During a public discussion of the cog railcar hotel proposal previously ,discussing the issue of the very large proposed deck to be built over much of the proposed area, the cog owner had advocated bringing up topsoil to improve the types of plants growing at the summit. The proposed platform was to be open grating with storage space for support equipment integrated below the grating. My speculation is its probably an ideal receiver and incubation space for non native plants and insects. There was lot of debate on how and if and the potential timing of a detailed environmental impact study of the summit and surrounds relative to the cog project proceeding. Some on the Mt Washington Commission feel that any EIS does not need to address the areas adjacent to the state owned summit land while others advocate including the adjacent areas including the proposed Cog project on their owned land (still very much alpine zone).