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1000 Friends of Florida Fl c99 (926 East Park Avenue, P.O. Box 5948, Tallahassee, FL, 32314-5948, Phone: 850-222-6277, Fax: 850-222-1117, E-mail: email@example.com). 1000 Friends of Florida's mission is to protect and improve Florida's quality of life by advocating responsible planning for the state's population growth. See the Statewide Ocean Resource Inventory (SORI), a desktop geographic information system (GIS) designed for use by the marine resource management community. Planning for Tomorrow, the state's nationally recognized approach to smart planning for the future, outlines how citizens can help.
1000 Friends of Oregon (534 SW Third Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204, Phone: 503-497-1000, Fax: 503-223-0073, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Friends of Oregon is a private nonprofit organization formed in 1975 to protect Oregons quality of life through the conservation of farm and forest lands, protection of natural and historic resources and promotion of more compact and livable cities. This organization uses GIS extensively in the research and reports it produces to protect the quality of life in Oregon. See their library for a list of reports.
Adirondack Council Ny (103 Hand Ave., Suite 3, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932, Phone: 877-873-2240; 342 Hamilton Street, Albany, NY 12210, Phone: 800-842-PARK, E-mail: email@example.com). The Adirondack Council is a non-profit environmental group that has been working since 1975 to protect the open-space resources of New York State's six-million-acre Adirondack Park and to help sustain the natural and human communities of the region. Based in the Adirondacks with a second office in Albany, the Adirondack Council has a staff of 15 and a strong and vocal membership of 18,000.
Alaska Boreal Forest Council c97 (Alaska Boreal Forest Council, P. O. Box 84530, Fairbanks, AK 99708-4530, Phone: 907-457-8453, Fax: 907-457-5185, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). GIS contact: Richard McCaffrey, email@example.com. The mission of the Alaska Boreal Forest Council is to sustain the boreal forest ecosystem of Alaska by helping integrate community values, ecosystem health, and economic development, and by promoting informed public participation in decision-making. The Council utilizes GIS to assist communities in making informed decisions regarding natural resources in Interior Alaska. See its hydrologic assesment of the Shaw Creek Watershed (Delta, Alaska). Fish habitat, overflow ice and other watershed features are pinpointed utilizing GIS so the public can explore the watershed and understand possible effects of future development.
Alaska Center for the Environment (807 G Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, Phone: 907-274-3621, Fax: 907-274-8733, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). ACE's mission is to protect Alaska's natural ecosystems and quality of life through grassroots activism and education.
Alaska Marine Conservation Council c97 (P.O. Box 101145 Anchorage, AK 99510-1145, Phone: 907-277-5357, Fax: 907-277-5975, E-mail: email@example.com). AMCC's membership consists of fishermen, subsistence users, researchers and others throughout Alaska working to protect the health and diversity of our marine ecosystem. Its goals include: clean fishing; ecosystem management; marine habitat protection; sustainable community-based fisheries; clean water; increased marine research; and participation by coastal Alaskans in decisions affecting the marine environment.
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies (Box 8731 Missoula, MT 59807, Phone: 406-721-5420, Fax: 406-721-9917, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Alliance for the Wild Rockies' non-profit mission is to secure the ecological integrity of the Wild Rockies Bioregion through citizen empowerment, and the application of conservation biology, sustainable economic models and environmental law. The term "bioregion" refers to a physiographic region of wildlands that are biologically connected. The Wild Rockies Bioregion incudes wildlands in parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, and British Columbia." See their Ecosystem Defense Project, Map showing major designations under The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), Core Ecosystems of the Northern Rockies, and Protecting Biological Corridors. Their Salvage Logging Report includes PDF maps of salvage sales in the northern rockies.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Program on Ecology and Human Needs Dc e98 (1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20005, Phone: 202-326-6495, Fax: 202-289-4958). GIS contact: Lars Bromley, email@example.com. The Program on Ecology and Human Needs (EHN) seeks to disseminate knowledge from the sustainable and environmental sciences to audiences around the world. The goal of EHN is to help provide the information infrastructure necessary for societies to achieve sustainable development and equitable resource use. Since its inception in 1994, EHN (formerly the Population and Sustainable Development Program) has sponsored numerous international experts' workshops, educational meetings, and publications on human impacts on the environment. For examples of their GIS work, see the The AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment. The Atlas illustrates through text, maps, and diagrams how population affect the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term.
American Wildlands, Bozeman MT c96 (40 East Main Street, Suite #2, Bozeman, MT 59715, Phone: 406-586-8175, Fax: 406-586-8242, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) GIS contacts: Lauren Oechsli and Elizabeth Roberts. For 25 years American Wildlands, a science-based, regional, conservation organization, has worked for on-the-ground change and has successfully led numerous Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River initiatives throughout the American West. Using science and state-of-the-art computer mapping, American Wildlands identifies and prioritizes the wild lands, waters and species habitat most in need of conservation. Visit their GIS lab for lots of maps and information.
Updated April, 2003
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