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A secret culture of foragers hunt Matsutakes -a coveted Japanese mushroom bringing up to $1000 a a pound.  Its true value lies underground as a genius net-worker and healer of ruined landscapes. The Matsutake might just be our last, best hope for an American forest system run amuk.

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TBS Station News, Tokyo Japan aired on special news segment LINK

Yahoo! JAPAN CREATORS Program: September 2020 launch LINK

FILM FESTS (more coming)

Wildlife Conservation FF: Oct 1-Nov 8, 2020 LINK

Bend FF: Oct 8-11th, 2020 LINK

Crested Butte FF: Sept 24, 2020 LINK

Location

Chemult, Oregon and San Francisco, California

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RED LIST  Endangered Species List

In July 2020, Matsutake Mushrooms were placed on the endangered species "Red List" by IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature) due to global deterioration of forest environments from climate change, loss of valuable elder trees from logging and fire. 

@IUCN.red.list   

RESOURCES

READ  -to truly understand our fire situation

EDF -Environmental Defense Fund

InsideClimate News

The Royal Society Publishing

Author Michael Kodas
"Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame"

ACTION: CALIFORNIA

John Muir Project

LA Times OpEd by Chad Hanson, Ph.D  LINK

ACTION: OREGON

Oregonwild.org

FUSEE Firefighter United for Safety Ethics and Ecology

Call the Oregon Governor:  503-378-4582

Letter to Congress

To: Rep. Kathy Castor, Chair, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Rep. Frank Pallone, Chair, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Chair, House Natural Resources Committee
Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair, House Agriculture Committee
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John Barrasso, Chair, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

From: Scientists concerned about climate and biodiversity impact of logging
Date: June 2020

Dear Members of Congress,

As forest and climate change scientists and experts, we are writing to urge you to oppose legislative
proposals that would promote logging and wood consumption, ostensibly as a natural climate change
solution, based on claims that these represent an effective carbon storage approach, or claims that
biomass logging, and incinerating trees for energy, represents renewable, carbon-neutral energy.

We find no scientific evidence to support increased logging to store more carbon in wood products, such
as dimensional lumber or cross-laminated timber (CLT) for tall buildings, as a natural climate solution.
The growing consensus of scientific findings is that, to effectively mitigate the worst impacts of climate
change, we must not only move beyond fossil fuel consumption but must also substantially increase
protection of our native forests in order to absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere and store more, not
less, carbon in our forests (Depro et al. 2008, Harris et al. 2016, Woodwell 2016, Erb et al. 2018, IPCC
2018, Law et al. 2018, Harmon 2019, Moomaw et al. 2019).

Furthermore, the scientific evidence does not support the burning of wood in place of fossil fuels as a
climate solution. Current science finds that burning trees for energy produces even more CO2 than
burning coal, for equal electricity produced (Sterman et al. 2018), and the considerable accumulated
carbon debt from the delay in growing a replacement forest is not made up by planting trees or wood
substitution (noted below). We need to increase growing forests to more rapidly close the gap between
emissions and removal of CO2 by forests, while we simultaneously lower emissions from our energy,
industrial and agricultural sectors.

In your deliberations on this serious climate change issue, we encourage you to consider the following:

The logging and wood products industries suggest that most of the carbon in trees that are logged
and removed from forests will simply be stored in CLT and other wood products for buildings
instead of being stored in forest ecosystems. However, this is clearly incorrect. Up to 40% of the
harvested material does not become forest products and is burned or decomposes quickly, and a
majority of manufacturing waste is burned for heat. One study found that 65% of the carbon
from Oregon forests logged over the past 115 years remains in the atmosphere, and just 19% is
stored in long-lived products. The remainder is in landfills (Hudiburg et al. 2019).

Logging in U.S. forests emits 617 million tons of CO2 annually (Harris et al. 2016). Further,
logging involves transportation of trucks and machinery across long distances between the forest
and the mill. For every ton of carbon emitted from logging, an additional 17.2% (106 million
tons of CO2) is emitted from fossil fuel consumption to support transportation, extraction, and
processing of wood (Ingerson 2007). In fact, the annual CO2 emissions from logging in U.S.
forests are comparable to yearly U.S. emissions from the residential and commercial sectors
combined.1 The cumulative climate change impact of logging in the U.S. is even higher, since
logging causes substantial reductions in carbon sequestration and storage potential in forests due
to soil compaction and nutrient removal, and these combined impacts can often reduce forest
carbon storage potential by 30% or more (e.g., Elliott et al. 1996, Walmsley et al. 2009).
The wood products industry claims that substituting wood for concrete and steel reduces the
overall carbon footprint of buildings. However, this claim has been refuted by more recent
analyses that reveal forest industries have been using unrealistic and erroneous assumptions in
their models, overestimating the long-term mitigation benefits of substitution by 2 to 100-fold
(Law et al. 2018, Harmon 2019). The climate impact of wood is even worse if the reduced forest
carbon sequestration and storage caused by nutrient loss and soil compaction from logging is
included, as discussed above.

In countless public communications, and at numerous Congressional hearings, industry representatives
have advocated for increased logging in the context of reducing wildland fire and related emissions.
While small-tree thinning can reduce fire intensity when coupled with burning of slash debris (e.g.,
Perry et al. 2004, Strom and Fulé 2007) under very limited conditions, recent evidence shows intensive
forest management characterized by young trees and homogenized fuels burn at higher severity (Zald &
Dunn 2018). Further, the extremely low probability (less than1%, Schoennagel et al. 2017) of thinned
sites encountering a fire where thinning has occurred limits the effectiveness of such activities to
forested areas near homes. Troublingly, to make thinning operations economically attractive to logging
companies, commercial logging of larger, more fire-resistant trees often occurs across large areas.
Importantly, mechanical thinning results in a substantial net loss of forest carbon storage, and a net
increase in carbon emissions that can substantially exceed those of wildfire emissions (Hudiburg et al.
2013, Campbell et al. 2012). Reduced forest protections and increased logging tend to make wildland
fires burn more intensely (Bradley et al. 2016). This can also occur with commercial thinning, where
mature trees are removed (Cruz et al. 2008, Cruz et al. 2014). As an example, logging in U.S. forests
emits 10 times more carbon than fire and native insects combined (Harris et al. 2016). And, unlike
logging, fire cycles nutrients and helps increase new forest growth.

We are hopeful that a new and more scientifically sound direction will be considered by Members that
emphasizes increased forest protections, and a shift away from consumption of wood products and forest
biomass energy, to help mitigate the climate crisis. We believe having a dialogue now would be
productive, and we could help members of your Committees to be more effective in achieving the
conservation and climate change goals that we share. We look forward to hearing from you and are
available to provide additional scientific sources and serve as a resource for your Committees as you
consider policy proposals on the climate crisis.

Sincerely,
Lead Signatories

* Affiliations listed for identification purposes only
https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks
William R. Moomaw, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
The Fletcher School and Co-director Global
Development and Environment Institute
Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA
Chad T. Hanson, Ph.D.
Forest Ecologist
Earth Island Institute
Berkeley, CA, USA
Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Geos Institute
Ashland, OR, USA
George M. Woodwell, Ph.D., Founder
Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
James E. Hansen, Ph.D.
Director, Program in Climate Science,
Awareness and Solutions
Earth Institute, Columbia University
New York, NY
William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry
Dean (Em.) the School of the Env., Duke Univ.
President (Em.), the Cary Inst. of Eco. Studies
Millbrook, NY
Michael E. Mann, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC)
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Peter H. Raven, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus,
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
George Mason University
Fairfax City, VA
Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
Anne H. Ehrlich, Ph.D.
Center for Conservation Biology
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Biology
Stanford University
President, Center for Conservation Biology
Palo Alto, CA
William Ripple, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Beverly Law, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Global
Change Bio. and Terrestrial Systems Science
Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Mark E. Harmon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Tara Hudiburg, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dept. of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Scott Goetz, Ph.D., Professor, Carbon Cycle Science
Northern Arizona University
Science Lead, NASA Arctic Boreal
Vulnerability Experiment
Flagstaff, AZ
Michael Dorsey, Ph.D., M.F.S., M.A.
M.F.S., Yale University, School of Forestry
M.A., The Johns Hopkins Univ., Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Michigan, School for
Environment and Sustainability
Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director
Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Jennifer R. Marlon, Ph.D.
Research Scientist & Lecturer
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
New Haven, CT
Richard A. Birdsey, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Volunteer, U.S. Forest Service
Reed Noss, Ph.D.
President and Chief Scientist
Florida Institute for Conservation Science
Chuluota, Florida
Wayne S. Walker, Ph.D.
Carbon Program Director
Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Richard A. Houghton, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, George M. Woodwell Chair for
Global Ecology at Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Susan M. Natali, Ph.D.
Arctic Program Director
Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Jennifer Francis, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth, MA
Susan A. Masino, Ph.D.
Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science
Trinity College
Charles Bullard Fellow (2018-2019)
Hartford, CT
Mary S. Booth, Ph.D., Director
Partnership for Policy Integrity
Pelham, MA
Stuart Pimm, Ph.D.
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation
Duke University
Durham, NC
Juliette N. Rooney-Varga, Ph.D.
Director, Climate Change Initiative
Assoc. Prof., Environmental Science
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA
Barry R. Noon, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Scott Denning, Ph.D.
Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
John Sterman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
MIT Systems Dynamics Group
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Lori S. Siegel, Ph.D.
P.E., Senior Modeler
Climate Interactive
Upper Valley, NH
Margaret (Meg) Lowman, Ph.D.
Director, TREE Foundation
National Geographic Explorer
Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University
Research Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
James N. Galloway, Ph.D.
Sidman P. Poole Professor
Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
William L. Baker, Ph.D.
Program in Ecology/Department of Geography
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Eric Chivian, M.D.
Founder and Former Director, Center for Health
and the Global Environment
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Cathy Whitlock, Ph.D.
Regents Professor in Earth Sciences &
Fellow of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Derek E. Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA
Monica Bond, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Wild Nature Institute
Concord, NH
John Talberth, Ph.D.
President and Senior Economist
Center for Sustainable Economy
Portland, OR
Ernie Niemi, President
Natural Resource Economics
Eugene, OR
Dennis C. Odion, Ph.D. (posthumous)
Vegetation Ecologist
Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
Rosemary Sherriff, Ph.D., Professor
Geography, Environment & Spatial Analysis
Faculty, Environmental Studies Program
Faculty, Forest & Wildland Sciences Graduate
Program
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
James Woodley, M.S.
Environmental Biologist
President, JAPRI.Org
Greenville, NC
Additional Signers
R.W. Abrams, Ph.D.
Principal Ecologist
Dru Associates, Inc.
Glen Cove, New York
Nektaria Adaktilou-Landenberger, Ph.D.
Science & Management Specialist, WVLT, and
Service Assistant Professor
West Virginia Univ. / West Virginia Land Trust
Morgantown, West Virginia
Ileene Anderson, M.S.
Senior Scientist
Center for Biological Diversity
Los Angeles, California
William Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Grice Marine Biological laboratory
Charleston, South Carolina
Warren Aney, M.S.
Senior Wildlife Ecologist
Oregon Chapter The Wildlife Society
Portland, Oregon
Gregory H. Aplet, Ph.D.
Senior Science Director
The Wilderness Society
Denver, Colorado
A. Z. Andis Arietta, M.S.
Ph.D. Candidate
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
William Armbruster, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska
Henry Art, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Biology
Director Center for Environmental Studies
Williams College
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Peter Bahls, M.S.
Executive Director/Conservation Biologist
Northwest Watershed Institute
Port Townsend, Washington
Bryant Baker, M.S.
Conservation Director
Los Padres ForestWatch
Santa Barbara, CA
Jesse Barber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Colden Baxter, Ph.D., Professor
Stream Ecology Center, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Director, Center for Ecological Research &
Education
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
Constance Dustin Becker, Ph.D., Co-Director
Life Net Nature
Willcox, Arizona
Craig Benkman, Ph.D., Professor
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Robert L. Beschta, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Forest Ecosystems and Society
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Leslie Bishop, Ph.D.
Emerita Professor of Biology
Earlham College
Nashville, Indiana
Scott Black, M.S.
Executive Director
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Portland, Oregon
Brian Bodenbender, Ph.D.
Professor of Geological and Env.Science
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
Elizabeth Borer, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
John Bowman, Ph.D.
Professor
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Buma Buma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado, Denver
Denver, Colorado
Philip Cafaro, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Ethics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Ken Carloni, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, Oregon
Kai Chan, Ph.D.
Professor
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Donald Charles, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Univ.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tonja Chi, M.S.
Wildlife Ecologist
Campbell, California
Joseph Cook, Ph.D.
Regents Prof. of Biology, Curator of Mammals
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Patrick Crist, Ph.D.
Principal
PlanIt Forward
Broomfield, Colorado
Sam Davis, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist
Dogwood Alliance
Asheville, North Carolina
John M. DeCicco, Ph.D.
Research Professor
University of Michigan Energy Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Alan Dickman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Craig Downer, Ph.D.
Wildlife Ecologist
Andean Tapir Fund
Minden, Nevada
Tom Dudley, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
University of California
Santa Barbara, California
Mary Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
Jerry Estberg, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of San Diego
Port Angeles, Washington
Jonathan Evans, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
Daniel Fisher, Ph.D., Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Johannes Foufopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Janet Franklin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
University of California
Riverside, California
Jerry Freilich, Ph.D., Chief of Research
Olympic National Park (retired)
Bend, Oregon
Lee Frelich, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Forest Ecology
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
Christopher Frissell, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Frissell & Raven Hydrobiological and
Landscape Sci.
Polson, Montana
Evan Frost, M.S.
Terrestrial Ecologist
Wildwood Consulting LLC
Ashland, Oregon
Dana Furgerson, M.S.
Retired teacher
Eugene, Oregon
Carol Garrett, Ph.D.
Retired, Conservation Ecologist
The Nature Conservancy
Yreka, California
Daniel Gavin, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Janet Gehring, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
Robert Good, D.V.M., M.S.
Epidemiologist
USDA
Wellsville, Kansas
Steven Green, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Gregory F. Grether, Ph.D.
Professor
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Simon Gunner, M.S.
Botanist
Olofson Environmental, Inc.
Berkeley, California
James G. Hallett, Ph.D.
Chair, Society for Ecological Restoration
Washington, District of Columbia
Richard W. Halsey, M.S.
The California Chaparral Institute
Escondido, California
Debora Hammond, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Environmental Studies
Sonoma State University
Cotati, California
John Harte, Ph.D.
Professor of Ecosystem Sciences
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Susanna Hecht, Ph.D., Professor
University of California
Los Angeles, California
Betsy Herbert, Ph.D.
Environmental scientist & freelance writer
Betsyherbert.com
Corvallis, Oregon
Karen Holl, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Studies
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
Richard T. Holmes, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Biology
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
Elizabeth Horvath, M.S.
Associate Professor, Biology
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, California
Malcolm Hunter, Ph.D., Professor
University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Mark Hunter, Ph.D.
Earl E. Werner Distinguished Univ. Professor
Henry A. Gleason Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Richard Hutto, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Biology
and Wildlife Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Inés Ibáñez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Marc Imlay, Ph.D.
Natural Places Chair, Sierra Club
Bryans Road, Maryland
Alice Imlay, Ph.D.
Natural Places Chair, Sierra Club
Bryans Road, Maryland
Timothy Ingalsbee, Ph.D., Executive Director
Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology
(FUSEE)
Eugene, Oregon
Anne Jacopetti, M.A.
Retired Educator/Teacher
350Sonoma Steering Committee
Santa Rosa, California
Karl Jarvis, Ph.D., Lecturer
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah
Mitchell Johns, Ph.D.
Professor of Crop and Soild Science
California State University
Chico, California
Jacob Kann, Ph.D.
Aquatic Ecologist
Aquatic Ecosystem Sciences LLC
Ashland, Oregon
David Kanter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
New York University
Vice-Chair International Nitrogen Initiative
New York, New York
James Karr, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Washington
Sequim, Washington
Maya Khosla, M.S.
Wildlife Biologist
Rohnert Park, CA
Bruce Kirchoff, Ph.D.
Professor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
Rick Landenberger, Ph.D.
Science & Management Specialist & Asst.Prof.
West Virginia Univ. / West Virginia Land Trust
Morgantown, West Virginia
Marc Lapin, Ph.D.
Assoc. Lab Prof. & College Lands Ecologist
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
Prggy Lemaux, Ph.D.
Faculty
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Alan Levine, Director
Coast Action Group
Santa Rosa, California
Gene E. Likens, Ph.D.
President and Dist. Senior Scientist, Emeritus
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, New York
Jay Lininger, M.S.
Principal Scientist
Pyrolysis LLC
Talent, Oregon
Frank Logiudice, M.S.
Senior Instructor
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Chris Maser, M.S.
Social-environmental Sustainability
Corvallis, Oregon
Carl McDaniel, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritas (Rensselaer)
Visiting Professor Oberlin
Rensselaer and Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
John McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington
Fergus Mclean, B.S.
Retired forester
Dexter, Oregon
Gary Meffe, Ph.D.
Conservation Biologist, retired
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Douglas Meikle, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
Vicky Meretsky, Ph.D.
Prof., O'Neill School of Public & Env. Affairs
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Amy Moas, Ph.D.
Greenpeace USA
Oakland, California
Terri Moon, M.S.
Rohnert Park, California
John Morse, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., P.E., Principal
Greenvironment, LLC
Montgomery, Massachusetts
Rob Mrowka, M.S.
Senior Scientist, Retired
Machias, New York
John Mull, Ph.D.
Professor of Zoology
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah
Pete Murphy, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.
Emeritus Rearch Professor
University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada
K. Greg Murray, Ph.D.
T. Elliot Weier Professor of Plant Science
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
James Murray, Ph.D.
Retired Ecological Geneticist
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Phil Myers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Knute Nadelhoffer, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
and Director, UM Biological Statio
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Charles R. Neal, B.S.
Ecologist
USDA (retired)
Cody, Wyoming
Robert Norman, Ph.D.
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Richard Nyhof, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gordon Orians, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Univxersity of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Gustav Paulay, Ph.D.
Curator & Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Timothy Pearce, Ph.D.
Biologist
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barbara Peckarsky, Ph.D.
Honorary Fellow and Adjunct Professor
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Michael Pelizzari, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist, retired
Xero Carbon
Milpitas, California
Esther Peters, Ph.D.
Associate Prof., Env. Science and Policy
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Roger A Powell, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Applied Ecology
North Carolina State Univ.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Thomas Power, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Univ. of Montana
Missoula, Montana
James Quinn, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
John Ratti, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Scientist, Retired
University of Idaho
New Meadows, Idaho
Barbara Reynolds, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
UNCA
Asheville, North Carolina
Fred M. Rhoades, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Biology Department Western
Washington University
Bellingham, Washington
Dina Roberts, Ph.D., Professor
CIEE Global Institute
Vancouver, Washington
Terry Root, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Oregon Wildlife Institute
Corvallis, Oregon
Edwin Royce, Ph.D., Research Scientist (Retired)
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California at Davis
Davis, California
Matthew Rubino, M.S.
Research Scholar
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Will Russell, Ph.D.
Professor
San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Robin Salter, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Melissa Savage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Emeritus
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, New Mexico
Carol Savonen, M.S.
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Oregon State University
Philomath, Oregon
Paul Schaeffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
Rae Schnapp, Ph.D.
Conservation Director
Indiana Forest Alliance
Indianapolis, Indiana
John Schoen, Ph.D.
Wildlife Ecologist
Anchorage, Alaska
Tania Schoennagel, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
Kathy Schwager, M.S., Ecologist
Yaphank, New York
Dave Seaborg, M.S., President
World Rainforest Fund
Walnut Creek, California
Mark Shapley, Ph.D.
Research Associate
National Lacustrine Core Facility
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Steve Sheffield, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland
Diana Six, Ph.D.
Professor, Forest Entomology and Ecology
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Ann Sloat, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii
Oahu, Hawaii
Winston Smith, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Copley Smoak, M.S.
Volunteer
Conservancy of SW Florida
Naples, Florida
Stefan Sommer, Ph.D.
Director of Education
MPCER, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Michael Soule, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Universitiy of California
Paonia, Colorado
Wayne Spencer, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Conservation Biology Institute
San Diego, California
Trygve Steen, Ph.D.
Professor, Env. Science and Management
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
Richard Steiner, M.S.
Conservation Biologist
Oasis Earth
Anchorage, Alaska
James Strittholt, Ph.D., President
Conservation Biology Institute
Corvallis, Oregon
Michael Swift, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Emeritus
St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota
Alexandra Syphard, Ph.D.
Chief scientist, Sage Insurance
Conservation Biology Institute
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
John Terborgh, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Stephen Tettelbach, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Long Island University
Brookville, New York
Pepper Trail, Ph.D., Ornithologist
Ashland, Oregon
Vicki Tripoli, Ph.D., Retired
Moorpark, California
Walter Tschinkel, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Anna Tyler, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine
Rick Van de Poll, Ph.D., Principal
Ecosystem Management Consultants
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
John Vickery, M.S.
Natural Areas Specialist
Denver, Colorado
David Wake, Ph.D.
Prof. of the Grad. School in Integrative Biology
University of California
Berkeley, California
Don Waller, Ph.D.
J.T. Curtis Professor of Botany, retired
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
David Whitacre, Ph.D.
Instructor, Biology and Statistics
Treasure Valley Math and Science Center
Boise, Idaho
Norris Williams, Ph.D., Curator Emeritus
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, Florida
Shaye Wolf, Ph.D.
Climate Science Director
Center for Biological Diversity
Oakland, California
David Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of the Grasuate School
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California
George Wuerthner, M.S.
Researcher/writer
Public Lands Media
Bend, Oregon
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