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I agree with Joe. Gale
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Parks <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: [PCA] PROJECT: Announcing the Native Plant Conservation

>Loraine, JBS now has a well defined mission.  It is very successful as a
>volunteer orgainization doing what it does.  Its time, energy and money are
>extremely limited. At the present time its very limited assets (read
>volunteer services) deliver a very useful (and delightful) program to its
>members. Let's keep it that way.
>Once it starts trying to be all things to all people (and if adoption of
>this idea is important, I can think of several others just as important) it
>will lose its 'raison de etre' and start down a slippery slope to
>nothingness because it will be spreading its limited assets over too large
>spectrum.  It's acceptable and desirable for members to alert all of us at
>any time to whatever might be of interest but lets keep the organization on
>the (what has been very successful up to now) straight and narrow.  I am
>stringently opposed to the organization doing anything like this and if
>necessary will make an issue of it. Joe Parks
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Loraine Kohorn <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 11:18 AM
>Subject: Fwd: [PCA] PROJECT: Announcing the Native Plant Conservation
>> Dear JBS members,
>> I'm not yet an official member of JBS, being new to the state, but was
>> grateful for the recent exchange for letting me know how to go about
>> I just received the below form the Plant Conservation Alliance; perhaps
>> others of you did as well.  Would the Josselyn Botanical Society be
>> interested in joining  the network as a group?    Perhaps this would be
>> worthy of discussion at the April meeting.    For starters, if you have
>> opinion, yay or nay, please e-mail me (lkohorn@duke,edu)( I live in
>> Brunswick now, despite the e-address), and I'll compile and post the
>> results.   Also, I'd appreciate any info on current involvement of the
>> in other ongoing plant conservation efforts (e.g. NEWFS) .
>> Thanks
>> Loraine
>> >X-Sieve: cmu-sieve 2.0
>> >From: "Emily B. Roberson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> >To: [log in to unmask]
>> >Subject: [PCA] PROJECT: Announcing the Native Plant Conservation
>> >Reply-To: [log in to unmask]
>> >X-edited-by: [log in to unmask]
>> >Date: Wed,  6 Feb 2002 13:23:24 EST
>> >Sender: [log in to unmask]
>> >X-Virus-Scanned: by amavisd-milter, Duke University (http://amavis.org/)
>> >
>> >Calling all Native Plant Societies, Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and
>> >others working to conserve the flora of the U.S.
>> >
>> >The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and the Center for Biological
>> >Diversity invite you to join us in a new project -  the Native Plant
>> >Conservation Campaign.
>> >
>> >The goal of the Campaign is to assemble a national network of native
>> >plant societies, botanical gardens, and other plant conservation
>> >organizations that will support each other's work, exchange information
>> >and work together to create a strong national voice in support of native
>> >plants.
>> >
>> >We will advocate for
>> >* improved staffing and funding for Federal botany programs on National
>> >Parks, National Forests, BLM lands, and within the U.S. Fish and
>> >Service
>> >* improved staffing and funding for prevention and control programs for
>> >invasive exotic organisms
>> >* increased use of local native plants in restoration
>> >* increased funding for plant science research and education
>> >* changes in Federal law better to conserve imperiled plants
>> >
>> >A full project description is available at
>> >http://www.cnps.org/NPCC/npcc.pdf
>> >
>> >For more information about the Native Plant Conservation Campaign
>> >Emily Roberson at [log in to unmask] or go to http://www.cnps.org/npcc.htm
>> >
>> >Thank you!
>> >
>> >Emily B. Roberson, Ph.D.
>> >Director
>> >Native Plant Conservation Campaign
>> >415 970 0394 - Phone
>> >[log in to unmask] - e mail
>> >
>> >The mission of the NPCC is to promote appreciation and conservation of
>> >native plant species and communities through education, law, policy,
>> >use and management.
>> >
>> >The NPCC is a project of the Center for Biological Diversity and the
>> >California Native Plant Society.
>> >http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/
>> >http://www.cnps.org/