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Women on the move

  Women's roles in the natural-resource professions have changed significantly over the years, and Women in Natural Resources journal has been there to document the progression. Founded by a network of Forest Service women 20 years ago, the approximately 40-page quarterly covers forestry, fisheries, wildlife, range, recreation, soils and related environmental and social sciences. The journal focuses on women's accomplishments in those fields, blending technical and policy information with articles on gender issues in the workplace. Editor Dixie Ehrenreich says she's seen the journal evolve from a novelty item to an engine for change.

"I thought it would be a nice and easy way to get a few licks in for young women who were being kicked around as they tried to advance," she says. With women still in the minority in many professions, WiNR provides a forum for women to voice their concerns and showcase their work.

For more information or to subscribe, write to WiNR, Bowers Lab, University of Idaho, Moscow ID 83844-1114, call 208/885-6754, or e-mail [email protected] Subscriptions are $23 for an individual.

* Catherine Lutz