A guide to the glue that keeps the West stuck together

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Note: This article is a sidebar to this issue's feature story.

Caveat lector: The publications listed here are a basket of apples, oranges and walnuts. Some come out regularly, have many pages and are well done. Others appear sporadically and are only a single sheet.

The key to the guide is: Publication name, group, address, editor, electronic contacts, issues covered.


Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, P.O. Box 370127, Las Vegas, NV 89137, 702/363-6889, Mark Saylor, [email protected] Wilderness/outdoor activities.

Citizen Alert, Alternative Information for Full Citizen Participation, P.O. Box 17173, Las Vegas, NV 89114, 702/796-5662, Richard A. Nielsen, [email protected], www.igc.org/citizenalert. Nuclear, Native American and other issues.


The Idaho Conservationist, Idaho Conservation League, P.O. Box 844, Boise, ID 83701, 208/345-6933, Mary Beth Whitaker, [email protected] General conservation.

Friends of the West, Friends of the West, HC 67, Box 680, Clayton, ID 83227, 208/838-2431, Kathy Richmond, [email protected] Native wildlife preservation.

The Teton Regional Land Trust Newsletter, The Teton Regional Land Trust, P.O. Box 247, Driggs, ID 83422, 208/354-8939, Susan Lykes (president). Land trust.

Snake River Cutthroats, Trout Unlimited, Upper Snake River Chapter, 291 Dale Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Fisheries.

Idaho Trout, Idaho Trout Unlimited, 234 Settlers Way East, Jerome, ID 83338, 208/324-7650, Norman Gates (executive director). Fisheries.

Watersheds Messenger, Idaho Watersheds Project, P.O. Box 1602, Hailey, ID 83333, 208/788-2290, Jon Marvel (president), [email protected], www.poky.srv.net/~idwp.iwp.htm. River protection.


Indianola Land Trust News, Indianola Land Trust, P.O. Box 361, Indianola, WA 98342, 360/297-3799, Holly Hughes and Jan Silver. Land trusts.

Riverwatch, Friends of the Cowlitz, 123 Cowlitz Way, P.O. Box 721, Toledo, WA 98591, Bill Zaikawsky. River protection.

Earthcare Northwest, Seattle Audubon Society, 8050 35th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115, 206/523-4483, Helen Ross, [email protected] General environmental protection.

Notes from Friends, Friends of Skagit County, P.O. Box 2632, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, June Kite. Land use.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, P.O. Box 40820, Portland, OR 97204, 503/241-3762, Kathleen Krushas, [email protected], www.focg.com/columbiagorge.html. Land use.

Save The Reach, Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1900, Richland, WA 99352, 509/943-2063, Laura Zybas, [email protected], www.3-rivers.com/hanford\_reach/. River protection.

Whatcom Watch, countywide, grassroot, volunteer, cooperative information network, P.O. Box 1441, Bellingham, WA 98227, 360/671-6494, Sea Ganschow. General conservation.

Transitions, Inland Empire Public Lands Council, 517 South Division, Spokane, WA 99202, 509/838-4912, John Osborn, [email protected], www.ieplc.org. Columbia River ecosystem restoration.


Defending the West, Western Environmental Law Center, 1216 Lincoln Street, Eugene, OR 97401, 541/485-2471, Michael Axline (director), [email protected] welc.org/~welc/. Environmental law.

Desert Ramblings, Oregon Natural Desert Association, 16 NW Kansas St., Bend, OR 97701, 541/330-2638, Chris Orsinger, [email protected] www.teleport.com/~onda. Desert protection.

E-line, The Corvallis Environmental Center, 214 SW Monroe Ave., P.O. Box 2189, Corvallis, OR 97339, 541/753-9211, John Ledges, [email protected], www.peak.org/~ecenter. Environmental protection, restoration, education.


The Bighorn Ecozette, Bighorn Forest Users Coalition, P.O. Box 280, Story, WY 82842, Liz Howell (president). Bighorn National Forest protection.


Wild Wasatch Front, Earth First! affiliate, 847 West 700 South, Brigham City, UT 84302, 435/734-2077, Gene Arden Thomas, activist.

Uintah Mountain Club News, Uintah Mountain Club, P.O. Box 782, Vernal, UT 84078, 801/789-4313, Linda West. General conservation, outdoor activities.

Water Lines, Utah Rivers Council, 1471 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84105, 801/486-4776, Zachary Frankel. River protection.

The Web, Utah Society for Environmental Education, 350 S. 400 E. #G4, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 801/328-1549, Julie DeLong. [email protected] Environmental education.

The Sportsmen's Voice, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, 1174 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, 801/466-0920, Paul D. Farr (chairman of the board). Hunting and fishing.

Friends of Great Salt Lake, Friends of Great Salt Lake, P.O. Box 2655, Salt Lake City, UT 84110, 801/484-5799, Jim Zinanti, [email protected], www.xmission.com/~fogsl. Protection of the Great Salt Lake.


Between Times, Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO), 25 S. Ewing, #214, Helena, MT 59601, 406/443-7272, [email protected] Organic agriculture.

The Plains Truth, Northern Plains Resource Council, 220 S 27th St., Suite A, Billings, Montana 59101, 406/248-1154, Susie Wollenburg, [email protected] General conservation.

Wild Covenants, grassroots dedicated to Bitterroot Valley, P.O. Box 1663, Hamilton, MT 59840, 406/363-6489, L.A. Campbell and L.J. Dworak. Bitterroot Valley protection.

The Citizens' News, Citizens for a Better Flathead, P.O. Box 771, Kalispell, MT 59903, 406/756-8993, Mayre Flowers (program director), [email protected] Land-use planning.

Yellowstone Valley Flyer, Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1075, Billings, MT 59103, 406/248-8500, Lila Weber. General conservation.

Wild Sentry, The Northern Rockies Ambassador Wolf Program Inc., P.O. Box 172, Hamilton, MT 59840, [email protected], www.bitterroot.net/wild/wolfhome.htm. Wolves.


View of the Valley, Oro Valley Neighborhood Coalition, P.O. Box 68172, Oro Valley, AZ 85737, 520/742-6131, Patty Estes, www.primenet.com/~cacti. Land-use planning.

Forests Forever!, The Southwest Forest Alliance, P.O. Box 1948, Flagstaff, AZ 86002, 520/774-6514, [email protected] Forest activities.

The Flow, Friends of the Santa Cruz River, P.O. Box 4275, Tubac, AZ 85646, 520/398-9515 or 520/398-9093, Joel Floyd. Santa Cruz River protection.

Highlands Vision, Highlands Center for Natural History, P.O. Box 12828, Prescott, AZ 86304, 520/445-5497, Cathy Koehler, [email protected] Natural history.

From the Salt Minds, Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT), P.O. Box 582, Apache Junction, AZ 85217, Anne Coe, Christiana Juck, Jack Carlson. Land trust.

The Lookout, The White Mountain Conservation League, P.O. Box 595, Pinetop, AZ 85935, John. General conservation.

Arizona Grazing Clearing House, Arizona Grazing Clearing House, 1922 E. Orion Street, Tempe, AZ 85283, 602/417-4314, Jeff Burgess, [email protected] Anti-grazing (comes by e-mail).


The CSERC Newsletter, Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC), P.O. Box 396, Twain Harte, CA 95383, 209/586-7440. Land-use planning.

Sierra News, Sierra Nevada Alliance, P.O. Box 9072, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158, 916/542-4546, Andrea Lawrence (president). Community-based environmental group.

Keep Tahoe Blue, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, 530/541-5388, Jeffry Cutler, [email protected], www.tahoe.org/tahoeblue. Regional protection.

The Foothill Advocate, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, P.O. Box 529, Prather, CA 93651, 209/855-3473, Sallie Mook, [email protected], www.clipboard.com/sfc. Land conservancy.

Wilderness Record, California Wilderness Coalition, 2655 Portage Bay East, Ste. 5, Davis CA, 95616, 530/758-0380, Herb Walker, [email protected], www.calwild.org. Statewide wilderness.

Mattole Restoration Newsletter, Mattole Restoration Council, P.O. Box 160, Petrolia, CA 95558, 707/629-3514, Seth Zuckerman, [email protected] Restoration of the Mattole River watershed.

Yolo Flyway, Yolo Basin Foundation, 43556 Almond Lane, P.O. Box 943, Davis, CA 95617, 530/756-7248, Mark Deamer, www.yolobasin.org. Waterfowl conservation.

The Tuolumne Cascade, Tuolumne River Preservation Trust and Clavey River Preservation Coalition, Fort Mason, Bldg. C, San Francisco, CA 94123, 415/292-3531, [email protected] Tuolumne River watershed protection.

The Survivor, Quarterly Journal of Desert Survivors, P.O. Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620, Bob Ellis, [email protected] Desert protection.

Foothill Conservancy Focus, Foothill Conservancy, P.O. Box 1255, Pine Grove, CA 95665, 209/296-5600, Katherine Evatt, www.outdoingit.com/~fhc. Land-use planning, sustainability.


The Underground News, Denver Urban Gardens, 1110 Acoma Street, Denver, CO 80204, 303/592-9300, Drew Myron, [email protected] Urban gardens.

Law Notes, Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, 2260 Baseline Road, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302, 303/444-1188, Wanda Gray, [email protected], www.lawfund.org. Environmental law center.

Shaping Our Summit, Shaping Our Summit, P.O. Box 130, Frisco CO, 80443, 303/668-2766, Jennifer. Land-use planning.

Grand County Land Conservancy News, Grand County Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 1938, Granby, CO 80446, 970/887-1177, [email protected] Land conservancy.

North Fork Current, North Fork River Improvement Association, 2925B L50 Lane, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, 970/872-2433, Calvin Campbell, [email protected] North Fork of the Gunnison River protection.

Durango Nature Studies, Durango Nature Studies, P.O. Box 3808, Durango, CO 81302, 970/382-9244, Ann Rilling. Nature studies.

Trail Breaking News, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, 600 South Marion Parkway, Denver, CO 80209-2597, 303/715-1010, Dos Chappell (executive director), [email protected], www.aclin.org/code/voc. Outdoor volunteers.

Alamosa River News & Notes, Conejos County Soil Conservation District, P.O. Box 255, La Jara, CO 81140, 719/274-5868. Alamosa River protection.

San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council News, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, P.O. Box 223, Blanca, CO 81123, 719/379-4374, Mary Ann DeBoer (executive director), [email protected] Protecting the biodiversity of the Upper Rio Grande.

Mountain Ecos, The Owl Mountain Partnership, P.O. Box 737, Walden, CO 80480, 970/723-0020, Carol Brown, [email protected] lamar.colostate.edu, www.northpark.org/ owlmtn. Public-private land partnership.

Mesa County Wilderness News, Colorado Environmental Coalition, 1000 N. 9th #29, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970/243-0002, Pete Kolbenschlag, [email protected], www.rmc.sierraclub.org/site/ug/. Western Colorado wilderness.

Valley Voice, Valley Land Conservancy, 12260 64.50 Road, Montrose, CO 81401, 970/249-3564, Steve Boyle (president). Uncompahgre Valley land trust.

Southern Rockies Wolf Tracks, Sinapu, P.O. Box 3243, Boulder, CO 80307, 303/447-8655, Rob Edward (program director), [email protected], www.sinapu.org/. Wolf recovery and habitat restoration.

Western Colorado River Journal, Mesa County Water Association, 2514 Snowmass Court, Grand Junction, CO 81503, 970/244-1564, Greg Trainor (president). Western Colorado water policy.

Access Notes, Access Fund, P.O. Box 17010, Boulder, CO 80308, 303/545-6772, Sally Moser, [email protected] Climbers' access.

San Isabel Foundation, San Isabel Foundation, P.O. Box 124, Westcliffe, CO 81252, 719/783-3018, Pari Morse, [email protected] (or [email protected]), www.sanisabel.org. Wet mountain valley land trust.


Green Fire Report, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, 1405 Luisa Street, Suite 5, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505/989-9022, Consuelo Bokum and Julia Bergen, [email protected] Environmental law center.

Amigos Bravos, Friends of the Wild Rivers, P.O. Box 238, Taos, NM 87571, 505/758-3874, [email protected], www.newmex.com/amigosbravos. Statewide river protection.

La Jicarita, Rio Pueblo/Rio Embudo Watershed Protection Coalition, P.O. Box 372, Peûasco, NM 87553, 505/689-2200, Kay Matthews and Mark Schiller. Watershed protection.

The Carson Sage, Carson Community Association, P.O. Box 105, Carson, NM 87517, Suzanne Phillips and Mica DeLise. Community enhancement.

Forest Health Coalition of Lincoln County, Forest Health Coalition of Lincoln County, 209 Brady Canyon Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345, Ross E. Dingman, [email protected] Forest health.

Barbed Wire, Gila Watch, P.O. Box 309, Silver City, NM 88062. Anti-livestock grazing.

The Quivira Coalition, The Quivira Coalition, 535 Cordova Road, Suite 423, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505/466-4935, Barbara Johnson. Grazing solutions.

Terra Firma, NewFarms, HC 69, Box 62, Rociada, NM 87742, 505/425-8431, Dan Hobbs (program director). Rural revitalization.

The Farm Connection, The Farm Connection, P.O. Box 477, Dixon, NM 87527, 505/579-4386, Lynda Prim. Environmentally sound agriculture.

The Tree Press, Tree New Mexico, Inc., P.O. Box 81827, Albuquerque, NM 87198, 505/265-4554, Alexandria Sanchez (Programs Manager), www.treenm.com. Tree planting, environmental education.

San Cristobal Ranch Foundation, San Cristobal Ranch Foundation, P.O. Box 97, San Cristobal, NM 87564, 505/776-1870, Peter Alexander (president), [email protected], laplaza.org/~cristobl. Sustainable communities.

Green Roots, Forest Guardians, 1413 Second St., Suite 1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505/988-9126, Janice St. Marie, [email protected], www.fguardians.org. Forest protection.

Notes From The Noisy Water, Ruidoso River Association, Inc., P.O. Box 2845, Ruidoso, NM 88355, 505/257-9494, Dick Wisner, Executive Director, [email protected] River restoration.

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