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{Nature_and_Environment.8.20}: {redleader} Mon, 01 Mar 2004 22:19:23 CST (7 lines)
{name removed by chiles Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:52:51 CST}

  I once worked as a phone canvasser for a small local wilderness
group. One thing we always ran into was that everyone wanted to get
things in the mail, because they found phone calls intrusive.

  But that had two problems. One was that we couldn't afford mass
mailings. Second, was that as a forest group it was hard to justify
such a random use of paper.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.21}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 01 Mar 2004 22:36:13 CST (HTML)

When you were phone calling, weren't you just calling members, or earlier contributors? Can't imagine cold calling for that very efficiently or effectively.

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You're welcome, Robin. My pleasure.

Good luck finding the group or groups that fit what you're looking for,

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.22}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Tue, 02 Mar 2004 01:04:02 CST (2 lines)

The forest group I belong to sends me mail once in a while, but
mostly I get emails from them. It's paper-free!

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.23}: {somemuse} Wed, 03 Mar 2004 10:25:29 CST (0 lines)
{erased by somemuse Wed, 03 Mar 2004 10:39:51 CST}

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.24}: Ray Reynolds {somemuse} Wed, 03 Mar 2004 10:42:59 CST (5 lines)

Let me guess, they send you notices of pending disasters that only
they can fix....with a donation from you.

Won't you please help us save the last remaining bit of rain forest
from the clutches of George Bush by sending us a check today!

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.25}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Wed, 03 Mar 2004 10:51:44 CST (8 lines)

Actually, I haven't sent them money for about 18 months. I should. I
like this organization and what they do. Mostly they ask me to
support or oppose various items of legislation or administrative
actions, which I then do. When I've asked them for information, they
have been extremely helpful.

I appreciate them coordinating efforts to preserve our regional
forests.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.26}: Kai Hagen {kai} Wed, 03 Mar 2004 12:16:08 CST (HTML)

Indeed.

I worked for a while for an organization working specifically on forest issues in California, most particularly redwoods. Ironically, in light of Ray's sarcasm, in that instance, we really were trying to save the last remaining stands of unprotected old growth redwoods...with some success, I might add.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.27}: {redleader} Wed, 03 Mar 2004 16:29:29 CST (2 lines)
{name removed by chiles Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:52:51 CST}

   We only called people who had either donated or signed up at some
point. No cold calling.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.28}: John Wiggers {dahahdanyah} Sun, 14 Mar 2004 11:07:44 CST (11 lines)

In a recent issue of Utne Reader there was a one page article that
spoke of the Canadian Boreal Forest as being the "Amazon of the
North". In just this last year the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
has developed a comprehensive set of standards that deal specifically
with the ongoing sustainability of the Boreal Forest. The FSC is an
international not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by
environmental groups such as Greenpeace, The Sierra Club and World
Wildlife Fund. The FSC is recognized globally as having the highest
standards of responsible forest stewardship. For more information
visit the FSC-US website at www.fscus.org or the FSC Canada website
at www.fsccanada.org

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.29}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sat, 20 Mar 2004 13:47:56 CST (HTML)

When I think of the boreal forest, John, right now tow things jump to mind:

The potential impact of climate change.

And the increasing exploitation of the Russian boreal forest

In both respects, its remoteness no longer protect it. Benign neglect may have helped in the past, but not any more.

Here's one more organization working on protecting boreal forests:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
http://www.cpaws.org/

And their boreal forests section:
http://www.cpaws.org/boreal/

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.30}: John Wiggers {dahahdanyah} Sun, 21 Mar 2004 08:06:44 CST (20 lines)

Yes, Kai, you are correct. For the longest time the remoteness of the
Boreal is what offered it protection.
In Canada, for example, it was believed for the longest time by
government and industry that logging north of the 51st parallel would
never be viable.

Now, however, with dwindling timber supply the perception has
changed...and there are some who wish to see cutting take place all
the way to the tree line at the edge of the Arctic.

Similarly, if you look at aerial photographs of Canada and Russia,
you can see the Boreal forests as an almost continuous ring of green.
The knowledge base developed from the creation of the Boreal
standards of sustainable forestry in Canada will most certainly
assist in the development of similar standards in Russia...and the
FSC is working diligently in this direction.

As for CPAWS, I am very familiar with that organization - as they
have played an active role within FSC in developing the National
Boreal Standard in Canada.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.31}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:22:19 CST (4 lines)

Here's an environmental news site that's new to me. It's focused on
salmon, but it covers lots of other areas too:

http://www.tidepool.org/

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.32}: Kai Hagen {kai} Wed, 31 Mar 2004 15:35:47 CST (3 lines)

That's an understatement! Lots of stuff there.

Thanks.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.33}: Veronica Egan {ronni} Sat, 22 Jan 2005 07:55:24 CST (12 lines)

Ggreetings,

Wow! Are all of the entries in this forum almost a year old?

I'd like to introduce myself and my organization anyway. I'm Veronica
(Ronni) Egan, Executive Director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.
We are a national group consisting of older woemn (mostly) dedicated
to the protection and increase of Wilderness in America. Our main
focus areas are oil and gas development, grazing and Off Road
Vehicles. Check us out at www.greatoldbroads.org. The only
requirements are a passion for wild places, determination, and a sense
of humor.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.34}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:01:15 CST (HTML)

Welcome Veronica, glad you found us. The various topics are active at different times, some languish a bit until someone like you with a relevant idea of bit of information comes along and revives them.

That's a great organization. I may even know some of the great Old Broads in your organization in Colorado.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.35}: Joanna Harcourt-Smith {bebert} Thu, 03 Feb 2005 09:23:32 CST (2 lines)

Take alook at www.metahistory.org we write about a deeper form of ecology
How can we change the eco beliefs of most people on the planet?

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.36}: Ray Reynolds {somemuse} Tue, 08 Feb 2005 20:47:25 CST (1 line)

How about strive for credibility.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.37}: Michael Harvey {mkharvey} Mon, 14 Feb 2005 22:23:03 CST (5 lines)

Meaning what?  That not destroying the environment is a point that
has to be won in a debate?  A party that needs favor in order to be
followed?

Sad

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.38}: Ray Reynolds {somemuse} Thu, 17 Feb 2005 17:38:41 CST (4 lines)

By bringing to light real problems instead of the self serving crap
they are become all to well know to spout.

Sad

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.39}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:49:46 CST (HTML)

Oh Ray, I thought you meant you were finally going to strive for credibility. I guess it was too much to hope.

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.40}: Ray Reynolds {somemuse} Fri, 18 Feb 2005 19:57:01 CST (6 lines)

Tom I suspect you would like to see me go zinging off the face of
earth in flames....to bad, I would like to see environmental groups
gain stature by bringing to light (with supporting science) valid
reasons for concern instead of blowing a whisper of supposition into
a contrived world calamity.....which can be fixed with your tax free
donation....

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.41}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 01 Apr 2005 19:39:35 CST (HTML)

I'm surprised I haven't posted this link here yet:

Frederick Regional Action Network

http://www.frederickaction.org

(Disclaimer: I'm the director of this organization, which is six months old tomorrow.)

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.42}: Helge Hafstad {hhaf} Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:17:19 CDT (2 lines)

An organization for airline environmental interests:
www.environment.aero

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.43}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Fri, 29 Apr 2005 11:22:56 CDT (1 line)

Funny how they have discounted fares to the convention ;-)

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{Nature_and_Environment.8.44}: Helge Hafstad {hhaf} Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:35:44 CDT (4 lines)

It's not THAT unusual, bulk travel do get consessions...
Besides, those of us directly in the industry used interline
business agreements, and not that offer. Such are ment for those
not directly covered by interline agreements.

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