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The Cornell Lab’s Information Science team has developed a new way to display bird sightings that participants submit to, along with landscape data on climate, elevation, human population, and habitat. Dynamic maps of the detectability and occurrence of Northern Cardinals show changes from month to month. View maps and story.

from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Take Action: Protect Tongass National Forest

Call your senators today and urge them to oppose S. 881 and help defeat any effort to privatize the crown jewel of our national forest system. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) have introduced a highly controversial bill in the Senate (S. 881) that would transfer approximately 70,000 high value acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Sealaska Native Corporation.

Comprising misty fjords and old-growth stands, the Tongass is by far our country’s largest and wildest national forest. While the Sealaska Corporation has a right to select its remaining lands pursuant to certain withdrawal areas identified in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, this current proposal would drastically rewrite the longstanding agreement and privatize some of the best wildlife habitat, undeveloped coves, bays, and recreational areas in the Tongass.

Please call your senators and urge them to oppose S. 881 and help defeat any effort to privatize the crown jewel of our national forest system.

Make a call to Senator (R-Alabama) Richard C. Shelby's Office Phone: (202) 224-5744 District Phone: (205) 731-1384

Make a call to Senator (R-Alabama) Jeff B. Sessions III's Office Phone: (202) 224-4124 District Phone: (334) 244-7017

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from Sierra Club Currents

May 2010

News and Notes from Around the State

The Coosa Valley Group: In March Cindy Lowery came to talk about Saving Energy by Saving Water - It has been said that "water is the oil of the 21st Century".  She reminded us that we learned during the drought of 2007 that we can no longer take our precious water resources for granted.  She also showed us how saving water can save energy and money by saving water in our own backyards (and homes).

The Montgomery Group hike to Providence Canyon Group Photo: Sat. Mar. 20, 2010
Left to right: Dick Short, Roger Wolczek, David Norwood, Curtis Miyasaka. It was taken by other hikers passing by.

The Montgomery Group went to Auburn University on April 10th to support their Earthfest Celebration.  John, Kim, and Shannon Ackerman along with Dave Newton and Michael Barbour all helped out.  It was a lot of fun getting to talk with the War Eagles of Auburn and share Earth Day with them!  Attached are some pictures of the festivities.  Thanks!!

John and Kim