Are you surviving the Arizona summer heat? Our new issue is full of stories
to cool you down, including the latest news from Washington affecting wilderness,
the importance of wilderness in protecting the smallest elements of biodiversity,
and a tribute to one of our strongest allies in Washington--Congressman Raul
M. Grijalva. We hope this issue finds you well. We'll be back in the fall
with more exciting wilderness news.
Would you like to support the Arizona Wilderness
Coalition? We sincerely appreciate the generous gifts from
our supporters in Arizona and around the nation, but unfortunately there is
always more work to be done. We need your help to provide lasting protection
for Arizona's existing and vulnerable wilderness areas. Thank you.
Click here to find out how to donate to the Coalition.
|Issue 3, Summer 2003
|OUT OF THE BLUE…
Closed Doors: How the Bush Administration Deals with Wilderness
Executive Director Don Hoffman explains how the Bush Administration's
Department of the Interior has rewritten the rules governing wilderness
protection, without consulting the American public. Read
|WILDERNESS TO WATCH
to Desert Solitude: The desert tranquility that symbolizes
Mt. Tipton Wilderness in northwestern Arizona has been shattered
by the sounds of development within the wilderness boundaries.
A new horse ranch may replace the stillness and solitude traditionally
found there. Read more…
|SPECIAL FEATURE: AWC Retreats into the Woods
In June, Coalition staff gathered in the cool depths of the Blue
Range Primitive Area to hammer out a strategy for wilderness defense
in the coming year. We also celebrated our organizational growth
and successes thus far. Read more…
|BOOK OF THE SEASON
Earth's Last Wild Places combines nearly 300 breathtaking
images of untamed lands and rare glimpses of the people who inhabit
them with the most current scientific analyses of their endangered
The book identifies 37 wilderness areas around the globe—including
tropical rain forests, wetlands, deserts, and arctic tundra, from
Amazonia to the Congo Forests of Central Africa to the
complex of North American deserts—and presents the research
of nearly 200 specialists carried out over two years by Conservation
International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science with support
from it's Global Conservation Fund.
Wilderness: Earth's Last Wild Places
can be purchased directly from Conservation International. Simply
print and fill out the order form, and follow the instructions
to mail it or fax it to CI. Download
the order form in PDF format (79 k).
|SUPPORT THE ARIZONA WILDERNESS COALITION
Help, We CAN Protect Our Wildlands for the Future.
The Arizona Wilderness Coalition
appreciates the generous financial support that we receive
from private foundations and individuals. With your kind
support, we are poised to do some significant and exciting
work on behalf of wilderness protection. However, fundraising
remains an immediate priority.
Private foundations, large
donors, and individuals may make tax-deductible donations
through our fiscal sponsor, The Wilderness Society. Please
make your checks payable to "The Wilderness Society"
and send them to:
P.O. Box 529
Alpine, AZ 85920
make note on the memo line of your check "For Arizona
If you have any questions, you can also contact our Executive
Director, Don Hoffman, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or telephone: (928) 339-4426.