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FYI
Upcoming Eastern Forests conference and lobby week in DC.


Tony DeFalco, Lake Superior Project Organizer
National Wildlife Federation
506 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-3351
(734) 769-1449 (fax)
E-mail: defalco@nwf.org

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Fellow Activists!
Please consider attending this important Conference on
Eastern Forest Issues. And pass this information on to
anyone you think might be interested in spending quality
time in DC this June!
thanks, Lois Norrgard / American Lands

EASTERN FOREST CONFERENCE!

>From Texas to Minnesota, and all parts East! Come to the
Conference on Eastern Forest Issues.
A special Conference for Eastern Forest Activists to network
and find common ground on similar issues, to learn about new
issues, to discover new strategies and ways to work
together, and to come together to have fun and raise the
profile of Eastern Forests nationwide.

Join Eastern Forest Activists for this 2-day Conference on
June 10-11.
(American Lands will pay half airfare for activists that
plan to stay on for at least three days for the Forests
Lobby Week and work on Capital Hill with other Concerned
Eastern Forest Activists. Lobby Week is June 12-16.)

Hosted by American Lands Alliance
June 10th and 11th (in conjunction with a Forests Lobby Week
- June 12-16)
All interested please contact Lois Norrgard, Upper Midwest
Organizer  American Lands.
(952) 881-7282 or email: Lnorr@uswest.net.
(I apologize that I am out of town from May 18-23, but I
will get back to you as soon as I can)

Tentative Agenda Below: (may be subject to slight change)

8:30 Introductions:
Introductions to discuss 1) Who you are and what
organization your with 2) What are some major
issues/concerns for your region.

Panels: Key speaker with 15 minute presentation on issue,
then a Discussion Session of up to an hour to clarify
topics, and plan next action steps.

Panel #1 Private Lands, Strategies and campaigns to Protect
Private Land Forests
9:00 - 9:15     Jonathon Carter - Maine Clearcutting ban
referendum
9:15 - 9:30     Judy Rodd -  Blackwater Canyon, WV park
designation
9:30 - 9:45     Dana Smith - Chip Mills, Moritoriums and
Clean Water
9:45 - 10:00    Beth Wheatley - Maine Woods Park, Protecting
ME's North Woods
10:00 - 11:00   Discussion of panel topics and action plans

11:00 - 11:15 Break

Panel group #2 THEME?
11:15 - 11:30   Mary Byrd Davis - Eastern Old Growth
11:30 - 11:45   Julie Wormser -  Wilderness
11:45 - 12:00   Fire Management  (panel presenter still to
be set)
12:15 - 12:30   Steve from RESTORE - Trees' carbon
storehouses and climate reducers
12:30 - 1:15    Discussion of panel topics and action plans

1:15 - 1:45 Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Jason Halpert W.Alton
Jones

Panel #3 - Wheels, Bad Air and Weeds, Declining Species,
Threats to the Nat'l Forests
1:45 - 2:00     SC Forest Watch - Nat'l Forests ORV
Playgrounds or special places?
2:00 - 2:15     Harvard Ayers -  Our Dying Trees
2:15 - 2:30     Faith Campbell - The weeds and pest amongst
us
2:30 - 2:45     Allegheny Defense Project - Indiana Bats
2:45 - 3:45     Discussion of panel and action alerts

3:45 - 4:00     Break

Panel #4, Legislation, Market Campaigns and Forestry Reform
4:00 - 4:15     Christina Wulf - McKinney - Leach, End
Commerical Logging Bill
4:15 - 4:30     Steve Holmer - Using the Appropriations
Process to Protect Eastern Forests
4:30 - 4:45     Hoosier Environmental Council - Creating a
Forest Friendly Forest Plan
4:45 - 5:00     Market Campaigns to Protect Forests & Reform
Industry
5:00 - 6:00     Discussion of panel topics and action plans

6:00 - 6:15     Wrap up and determination of 4th working
group.  Layout of Sunday's Session will be break out working
groups by topic of interest, it may be possible to attend
more than one.

Sunday June 11th

9:00 - 10:30     Public Lands Working Group
                         Private Lands Working Group

10:30 - 10:45   Break

10:45 - 12:15   Market Campaigns Working Group
                        Open working group

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!

Thanks,
Lois Norrgard
Upper Midwest Organizer / American Lands
ph/fax 952-881-7282
10368 Columbus Circle, Blmgton, MN 55420
Lnorr@uswest.net

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