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Adolf Ceska aceska at VICTORIA.TC.CA
Sun May 10 16:21:46 EST 1998


                                                   
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No. 192                              May 10, 1998

aceska at victoria.tc.ca                Victoria, B.C.
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 Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
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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: npsbc at hotmail.com


KWAKWAKA'WAKW USE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS - BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
From: "Brian D. Compton" <bcompton at interchg.ubc.ca>

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 giftshop at island.net)

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 <visfor at globalnet.co.uk> originally posted
       on FOREST <FOREST at listserv.funet.fi>

 1. International Tree-Ring Database Forum  -  researchers  from
    around the world
    To  join  listserv at listserv.arizona.edu  send  an email. The
    body of the message should be subscribe ITRDBFOR  Once  sub-
    scribed submit your question by e-mail to
    ITRDBFOR at 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
   visfor at globalnet.co.uk
   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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