|BOTANICAL ELECTRONIC NEWS|
|No. 192 May 10, email@example.com Victoria, B.C.|
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - 1998 ANNUAL MEETING On Saturday, May 23rd, 1998, the NPSBC - Native Plants Society of British Columbia wild hold its second Annual General Meeting at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton, British Columbia (273 Power Street). The mornings session (registration: 8:00 a.m., meeting 9:00 a.m.) will introduce two new projects of the Society: an "Atlas of British Columbia Flora" and "Ethical Use Principles and Guidelines"; a general business meeting at which new directors will be elected takes place during afternoon session. In The ANNUAL DINNER of the Society on Saturday evening (7:00 p.m.) will feature Dr. Roy Taylor, speaking on "California Native Plant Initiatives - A Model for British Columbia." Following the meeting, on Sunday May 24th, the Society will host a number of field trips focusing on native plant habitats of the Southern Interior. Fees: Meeting (includes lunch): $30/person ($15/student) Dinner: $30/person (people who decide to skip the dinner can come for Dr. Taylor's talk that starts at 8:00 p.m.) Please, register early (we have to order lunches and dinners), if possible, by May 15, 1998. Send you registrations to: NPSBC 14275 - 96 th Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3V 7Z2 For more information contact the Society office in Vancouver at 604-255-5719 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org KWAKWAKA'WAKW USE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS - BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT From: "Brian D. Compton"
The Living World: Plants and Animals of the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the U'mista Cultural Society, Juanita Pasco and Brian D. Compton. 1998. Published by the U'mista Cultural Society, Alert Bay, British Columbia. 96 p. ISBN 0-9683357-0-5 [soft cover] Price: $29.95 ($21.95 for educational institutions). Available from the U'mista Cultural Centre (Phone 250-974- 5403, Fax 250-974-5499, E-mail email@example.com) This book is based on a portion of the results of the Kwakwaka'wakw Ethnobiology Project, a program of research con- ducted under the aegis of the U'mista Cultural Society from early 1995 until late 1996 with Brian D. Compton contributing as principal investigator. More than 100 Kwakwaka'wakw elders representing each of the main modern Kwakwaka'wakw communities contributed to this project. The book includes colour photographs, descriptions, nomenclature (Kwakw'ala, English and Latin) and accounts of the traditional cultural roles within Kwakwaka'wakw culture for 40 botanical species and 61 zoological species. Many of these species are reported here in connection with the Kwakwaka'wakw culture for the first time, while some others involve corrections to the historical record. The species that are included were chosen to broadly represent the different types of living organisms of significance to the Kwakwaka'wakw, and to reflect elements of ethnolinguistic diversity within the Kwakwaka'wakw community. WEB SOURCES ON DENDROCHRONOLOGY AND TREE RINGS From: Nick Ananin originally posted on FOREST 1. International Tree-Ring Database Forum - researchers from around the world To join firstname.lastname@example.org send an email. The body of the message should be subscribe ITRDBFOR Once sub- scribed submit your question by e-mail to ITRDBFOR@listserv.arizona.edu 2. "Tree-ring" FAQ - Dendrochronology http://aqua.civag.unimelb.edu.au/~argent/treefaq.htm 3. ANYTHING to do with tree rings http://tree.ltrr.arizona.edu/~grissino/treering.htm For more information contact: Nick Ananin at Vision Forestry, Aberdeen, Scotland email@example.com ICQ Room Chat number 9677052 http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~visfor/ the home of the Global Association of Online Foresters
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