About the Program
The Vulcan Materials Norcross Quarry site is a working quarry located approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, GA. The site is surrounded primarily by commercial and industrial zones with residential neighborhoods on the south and southeast. It is entirely bounded by a buffer of wetlands, forested areas and interspersed open habitat. Beaver Ruin Creek bisects the property before running through an unmanaged 18 acres of wetland area on the southeast corner before flowing into Freeman Lake. The project seeks to understand the local bird population around the mine site and from there, adaptively maintain nest boxes to facilitate nesting habitat availability. In doing so, they hope to increase the population of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) and Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis).
Practices and Impacts
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