The Green Pages

An August 1997 publication of The National Center for Public Policy Research

 

 

Introduction

The Green Pages is a directory of property rights, wise use and free market environmental organizations. It was designed with one goal in mind: To help facilitate greater networking between organizations seeking common-sense solutions to environmental problems.

To this end, the pages that follow provide organizational profiles, mailing addresses, issue and program information, website addresses, e-mail addresses, and other important information on nearly 80 groups.

 

**Alaska Forest Association, Inc.

111 Stedmen, Suite 200

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Telephone: (907)225-6114

Fax: (907)225-5920

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.ktn.net/afa

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organziations: AK Timber Insurance Exchange; AK Logger Pension

Members: 300 companies

Key Officers: Jack Phelps, Executive Director

Newsletter: Alaska Timber Times

Circulations: 900

*Activities

Grassroots Mobiliation: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Alaska Forest Association focuses mainly on resource industry laws and regulations, private property rights, and general environmental issues. The group has a membership of 300 companies. The Alaska Forest Association publishes Alaska Timber Times, a newsletter with a readership of about 900. The group's program includes grassroots mobilization and training, policy analysis, sponsoring conferences, lobbying, and public relations.

*Issue Areas

Resource industry laws and regulations, property rights, general environmental issues.

 

**Alaska Miners Association

501 W. Northern Lights, #203

Anchorage, AK 99503

Telephone: (907)276-0347

Fax: (907)278-7997

E-mail: None

Website: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organziations: Alaska Minerals and Energy Research Foundation

Members: 1,000+

Key Officers: Steven C. Borell, Executive Director

Newsletter: The Alaska Miner

Circulations: 1,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistances: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on emand: N

Program Summary

The Alaska Miners Association is a grassroots group with over 1,000 members. The group publishes a newsletter, The Alaska Miner, that has a circulation over 1,000. The Alaska Miners Association sponsors conferences and seminars. The group also engages in grassroots mobilization, book publication, and policy analyses.

Issue Areas

Mining, water quality, air quality, mining law, reclamation, federal and state land management.

 

**Alexis deTocqueville Institution

1611 North Kent Street, Suite 901

Arlington, VA 22209

Telephone: (703)351-4969

Fax: (703)351-0090

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.schoolreport.com/AdTI

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

saffiliated Organziatons: None

members: None

Key Officers: Merrick Carey, President; John Berthoud, Vice President; John Shanahan, Vice President

Newsletter: None

Circulationa: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobiliation: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publication: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program SummaryThe group produces opinion/editorials; AdTI Studies, policy analysis papers; AdTI Issue Briefs, quick read analyses of public policy issues; and monographs. The group also publishes joint studies, such as "Environmental Special Interest Influence: More Bark than Bite?", an AdTI collaboration with the National Wilderness Institute. AdTI has no regular newsletter, but it does distribute its materials widely via fax and e-mail. In addition, many of AdTI's materials are available on their web site.

*Issuer Areas

Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, environmental funding, general environmental topics, general regulatory topics, opportunity costs of regulation, property rights, and risk assessment/cost benefit.

 

**Alliance for America

P.O. Box 449

Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Telephone: (518)835-6702

Fax: (518)835-2527

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://home.navisoft.com/alliance/afaweb

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: Alliance for America Foundation

Members: 500 Grassroots Groups; 200 Policy Group

Key Officers: Bruce Vincent, President; Harry McIntosh, Vice President of Administration; Rita Carlson, Vice President of Public Land and Natural Resources; and Cheryl Johnson, Vice President of Private Property

Newsletter: Alliance News

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y - (c)(4) only

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Alliance for America is a coalition of close to 700 organizations representing individual property owners, timber workers, fishermen, miners and other resource users. It has an extensive and effective grassroots fax network through which it can reach two million people. Each year, the group sponsors the "Fly-in for Freedom," which draws 300-500 grassroots members to Washington, D.C. for seminars and meetings with members of the House and Senate -- and their staffs -- to discuss environmental and property rights issues. Its frequent fax alerts keep members and allies informed on the latest legislative initiatives.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, mining, biodiversity, Heritage Areas Act, Endangered Species Act reform, clean water issues, forest health issues, general environmental topics, takings victims, recreational issues, public lands policies, and more.

 

**American Association for Small Property Ownership

4200 Cathedral Avenue N.W., #515

Washington, DC 20016

Telephone: (202)244-6277

Fax: (202)363-3669

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.smallpropertyowner.com/~aaspo

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 1,000

Key Officers: F. Patricia Callahan, President and Director and Marie Householder, Director

Newsletter: The Small Property Owner

Circulation: 10,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars:Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The group was founded in 1993 to assess the impact of government regulation, tax policy and litigation on the buying, selling, owning and managing of real estate investment property. AASPO's national grassroots network shares information and strategies and responds to the property rights concerns of local, state and regional associations of landlords, property owners and real estate investors. AASPO has policy task forces that operate on rent control, warrant less searches of rental premises, tax issues, and land use/zoning, among others. The Private Property Legal Foundation, which is currently being established, will be the central resource on litigation support and legislative services dedicated exclusively for landlords and real estate investors. AASPO has formed alliances with other associations so its potential reach of grassroots activists exceeds 100,000. The group is an important bridge between rural property owners and urban property owners, and can offer a potentially large base of property rights activists.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, lead paint, rent control, general regulatory reform, government excess, regulatory "victims" and more.

 

**American Council on Science and Health

1995 Broadway, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10023

Telephone: (212)362-7044

Fax: (212)362-4919

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.acsh.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, President and Founder; Dr. Ruth Kava, Director of Nutrition; Dr. William London, Director of Public Health; Adam Lieberman, Director of Media and Development

Newsletter: News from ACSH

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

ACSH offers scientific analysis on leading environmental and public health issues. ACSH provides the media with the "true science" perspective and has been featured on shows such as "60 Minutes." The group produces a number of publications, including: the ACSH Directory, which lists ACSH's directors, scientific advisors, and policy advisors; the Holiday Dinner Menu, which shows the level of carcinogens in typical servings of holiday food to demonstrate that "the poison is in the dose"; News from ACSH, a newsletter detailing accomplishments and upcoming projects of ACSH; and Priorities: For Long Life and Good Health, a quarterly magazine on health and environmental issues. Other aspects of ACSH's program include: membership, opinion/editorials, speeches, monographs, and quick-read brochures, among others.

*Issue Areas

Animal testing, asbestos, biotechnology, climate change, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, environmental estrogen, environmental health issues, food irradiation, multiple chemical sensitivity, PCBs, pesticides, radiation, and water quality.

 

**American Land Foundation

400 West 15th Street, Suite 300

Austin, TX 78701

Telephone: (512)708-8083

Fax: (512)708-8298

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dan Byfield, President

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The American Land Foundation, formerly the Farm Credit Property Rights Foundation, was created to provide funding support to property rights groups. Regulations have a devastating impact on uses of property, reducing the value and affecting the security and collateral held by banks that loan money to rural landowners. Over the last three years, the foundation has contributed to 60 organizations, including original funding to Liberty Matters, a grassroots information network and produced two award wining videos, "Who Owns the Land?" and "Standing Ground." In February 1997, with continued support from the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, FCPRF changed its name to the American Land Foundation becoming a membership organization.

*Issue Areas

General environmental issues, property rights, constitutional issues and liberty.

 

**American Land Rights Association (ALRA)

P.O. Box 400

Battleground, WA 98604

Telephone: (360)687-3087

Fax: (360)687-2973

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.worldaccessnet.com/NonProfitOrganizations/alra

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: League of Private Property Owners; Grassroots ESA Coalition

Members: 18,000

Key Officers: Charles Cushman, Executive Director; Elizabeth West, Assistant Director; and Bruce Grefrath, Washington, DC Representative

Newsletter: Land Rights Advocate

Circulation: Members and friends

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y - (c)(4) only

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

ALRA is a grassroots, non-profit private property rights/multiple-use advocacy organization. ALRA is well known for organizing allies and demonstrations -- so much so that it has earned the nickname "rent-a-riot" from the press. ALRA has a grassroots fax network of 50,000+ that has been known to overload the Capitol Hill switchboard. The League of Private Property Voters (non-profit 501(c)3) publishes an annual scorecard based on Congressional votes affecting private property issues. This scorecard acts as an effective counter to the League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard.

*Issue Areas

Private property rights, multiple use, Endangered Species Act reform, issues impacting inholders, forest health issues, mining issues, Heritage Areas Act, public lands policy, general environment and regulatory issues, and more.

 

**American Legislative Exchange Council

910 17th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202)466-3800

Fax: (202)466-3801

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.alec.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 3,000

Key Officers: Timothy Beauchemin, Director of Legislation and Policy; Ross Bell, Task Force Director for Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; Scott Spendlove, Legislative Assistant for Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

Newsletter: FYI; State Factor

Circulation: 5,000 each

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

ALEC is a membership organization of some 3,000 state legislators. The group is a bipartisan, conservative, voluntary membership organization. ALEC is also offers partnerships between the public and private sectors. Working with these two sectors, ALEC crafts model legislation that can be introduced in state legislatures. The group seeks coordination of state policy initiatives and coordination between conservative state legislators throughout the country. It publishes one regular newsletter, FYI, with a circulation of 5,000. ALEC periodically publishes The State Factor, a "white paper" report. ALEC also offers analysis of state public policy initiatives and in the coming year will devote greater resources to environmental and property rights issues.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, public land use, environmental audit privilege, economic impact statements, unfunded federal mandates, general environmental issues, state and local solutions to environmental problems, electric industry restructuring, and more.

 

**American Policy Center

13873 Park Center Road #316

Herndon, VA 20171

Telephone: (703)925-0881

Fax: (703)925-0991

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: www.americanpolicy.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: American Policy Foundation (501(c)(3))

Members: None

Key Officers: Tom DeWeese, President; John Meredith, Legislative Director; Lars Delseide, Director of Media Relations

Newsletter: The DeWeese Report; The Insider's Report

Circulation: 75,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The American Policy Center organizes grassroots leaders, policy makers and talk radio programs to bring about a united voice of action on specific issues. Through its "sledgehammer" action alert network, APC intends to unleash loud, vocal, organized opposition to environmental land grabs as well as to federal intrusion in the nation's public school system, such as school to work, Goals 2000 and outcome-based education.

*Issue Areas

Property rights and back-to-basics (academic) education.

 

**American Rights Coalition

43445 Business Park Dr., #105

Temecula, CA 92590

Telephone: (909)699-6991

Fax: (909)676-8037

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.outdoorchannel.com

Tax Status:

Affiliated Organizations: Global Outdoors, The Outdoor Channel

Members: 1,500

Key Officers: Trudy K. Thomas, Director

Newsletter: American Rights Coalition Digest

Circulation: 2,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The American Rights Coalition (ARC) focuses on private property rights, utilization and management of natural resources, public lands access, and wise multiple use of public lands. The group has a membership base of 1,500. ARC produces a newsletter, American Rights Coalition Digest, which has a readership of 2,000. Other activities of the group include grassroots mobilization, television production, public relations, lobbying, and communications.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, natural resources, public lands access, wise use, and multiple use.

 

**American Sheep Industry Association

6911 S. Yosemite Street

Englewood, CO 80112

Telephone: (303)771-3500

Fax: (303)771-8200

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 90,000

Key Officers: Tom McDonnell, Associate Director for Natural Resources

Newsletter: National Lamb and Wool Grower

Circulation: 25,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand:N

*Program Summary

The group is particularly concerned with ecosystem management, wetlands designation and other regulations affecting the nation's woolgrowers. In 1994, it proposed the creation of a new natural resources research institute as a "balanced and broadly-based alternative" to the federal government. The group is also concerned about the impact of international treaties on domestic environmental regulations and on U.S. sovereignty. ASIA publishes National Lamb and Wool Grower newsletter, with a circulation of 25,000.

*Issue Areas

General environmental issues and regulations affecting woolgrowers.

 

**Appalachian Forest Management Group

6800 Rich Patch Road

Covington, VA 24426

Telephone: (540)862-7621

Fax: (540)862-3375

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: N/A

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: Unknown

Key Officers: N/A

Newsletter: AFMG Newsletter

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Appalachian Forest Management Group conducts research, policy analysis, hosts conferences and engages in lobbying activities. Forest issues are its principal areas on concern.

*Issue Areas

Forest Service issues and federal and state regulations.

 

**Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC)

1540 North Arthur

Pocatello, ID 83204

Telephone: (208)233-6570

Fax: (208)233-8906

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.sharetrails.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations:

Members: 4,500 individuals; 500 organizations

Key Officers: Clark Collins, Executive Director; Jack Welch, President; A.D. Richardson, Vice President; Adena Cook, Public Lands Director; Joni Mogstad, Treasurer

Newsletter: Blue Ribbon Magazine

Circulation: 15,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

BRC is an alliance of outdoor recreationists that seeks to keep federal lands open for recreational uses. To that end, the group engages in grassroots activities, public relations, research, blast faxing, and publications. BRC offers a catalog, The Blue Ribbon Bookstore, which has many good books, including Dixy Lee Ray's Trashing the Planet. The group's most significant effort is Blue Ribbon Magazine, a 28-page tabloid-style newspaper with a circulation of 15,000. Through this magazine, environmental information is given to Americans who otherwise would not be politically active. BRC has 4,500 individual members and 500 organization members.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, multiple use, private property rights, recreation access, U.S. Forest Service, road budgets, and wilderness designation.

 

**California Association of Business, Property, and Resource Owners (CABPRO)

Post Office Box 902

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Telephone: (916)478-1331

Fax: (916)478-9528

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: Forthcoming

Tax Status: For profit

Affiliated Organizations: Sierra Environmental Studies Foundation, a 501(c)(3)

Members: Represents 2,800 working families

Key Officers: Walter White, Chairman; Margaret Urke, Executive Director; Todd Juvinall, Founder and Director; Cassandra Gagnon, Research Analyst

Newsletter: CABPRO News

Circulation: 300

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

CABPRO works on environmental and property rights issues at the federal and state levels. However, its primary interest is at the local level in Nevada County and the three cities in the county. The group works actively to elect local and state leaders who represent conservative views. CABPRO is currently assisting other counties in California to establish branches of CABPRO. The group represents over 2,800 working families. It publishes a regular newsletter, CABPRO News, which has a readership of 300. The group's activities include grassroots mobilization, policy analyses, sponsoring conferences, lobbying, communications, and public relations.

*Issue Areas

General environmental issues and property rights.

 

**California Forestry Association

300 Capitol Mall, Suite 350

Sacramento, CA 954814

Telephone: (916)444-6592

Fax: (916)444-0170

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.foresthealth.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: California Forest Products Commission (Educational, State Sanctioned Marketing Organization)

Members: 130

Key Officers: David Bischel, President; John Hofmann, Vice President of Government Affairs; and Mark Rentz, Vice President of Environmental and Legal Affairs

Newsletter: California Forests Magazine; Weekly Bulletin

Circulation: 1,200-magazine

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The California Forestry Association is a membership organization of over 130 forest products companies that engages in lobbying, sponsoring conferences and seminars, grassroots organizing, policy analysis, public relations, and communications. It has two regular publications, the Weekly Bulletin and California Forests Magazine, both with circulations of 1,200. The group also maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Forest health, private property rights, Cal Owl EIS implementation, Coho salmon and Steelhead policies, Endangered Species Act, Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Study.

 

**CATO Institute

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202)842-3490

Fax: (202)842-0200

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.cato.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Edward H. Crane, President and CEO; David Boaz, Executive Vice President; Jerry Taylor, Director for Natural Resource Studies

Newsletter: CATO Policy Reports

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

CATO publishes books, such as Forfeiting Our Property Rights, by Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL), which details the risks of civil forfeiture; writes and places opinion/editorials; produces policy analysis papers; hosts conferences and lectures; and testifies before Congress and other government bodies. Among its regular publications are CATO Policy Reports, a newsletter; Policy Analysis, a series of in-depth policy papers; and Regulation Magazine, a quarterly magazine on business and regulation. CATO also maintains an extensive web site.

*Issue Areas

general environment, general regulation, global environmental issues, hazardous waste, mining, privatization of energy, property rights, public lands, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, Superfund, takings, toxic release inventory, and toxic waste.

 

**Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise

12500 N.E. 10th Place,

Bellevue, WA 98005

Telephone: (206)455-5038

Fax: (206)451-3959

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.cdfe.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 30,000

Key Officers: Alan M. Gottlieb, President; Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President

Newsletter: Wise Use Memo

Circulation: 12,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The group was founded on the bicentennial of the American Revolution and seeks to "continue that Revolution of liberty, free enterprise, and individual initiative." CDFE's program includes grassroots activities, public relations, investigative research and publication (i.e. books, such as Trashing the Economy, and studies, such as Feeding at the Trough), legal assistance through its Free Enterprise Legal Defense Fund, and e-mail and fax communication. The group publishes The Wise Use Memo newsletter annually. CDFE has 30,000 members and maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Eco-terrorism, Endangered Species Act, environmental funding, environmental movement, general environment topics, government funding of environmental movement, grazing, hunting, mining, property rights, public lands issues, and the Wise Use Movement.

 

**Citizens Equal Rights Alliance

P.O. Box 2305

Santa Fe, NM 87502-3205

Telephone: (505)466-0216

Fax: (505)466-0216

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: None

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 3,000

Key Officers: Howard Hanson, President; Butch Tongate, Managing Director; Verna Lawrence, Vice President

Newsletter: CERA News

Circulation: 3,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

CERA is an umbrella organization with an estimated total membership of 3,000. CERA focuses on property rights, especially within Indian reservations. The group is particularly concerned with the property rights of 380,000 non-Indians who reside within the boundaries of the reservations. CERA hosts seminars and conferences, engages in grassroots organizing activities and publishes a newsletter three times per year, CERA News.

*Issue Areas

Property rights on Indian reservations, general environmental issues, land and jurisdictional issues and more.

 

**Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation

1250 H Street N.W., Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202)783-3870

Fax: (202)783-4687

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.cse.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: An affiliated 501(c)(4)

Members: 250,000

Key Officers: C. Boyden Gray, Chairman; Paul Beckner, President; Wayne Brough, Director of Regulatory Affairs; Dana Joel, Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter: Backgrounder, Capitol Comment

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y - (c)(4) only

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

CSE, an organizations with 250,000 members nationwide, bills itself as "the voice of consumers for free enterprise." CSE publishes papers on many environmental issues. The group's greatest effort in recent years has been battling the Environmental Protection Agency's new clean air standards. CSE organized demonstrations during EPA hearings, sponsored TV/radio spots about the new standards, wrote opinion/editorials, and coordinated coalition activities denouncing the new standards. Among their publications are Backgrounder,15-20 page policy papers, Capitol Comment, a commentary series, and Issues and Answers, quick read, talking point-style papers.

*Issue Areas

Acid rain, clean air, clean water, environmental self-audits, general environment, general regulation, global warming, property rights, safe drinking water, superfund, waste disposal, and wetlands.

 

**Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights Educational Foundation

P.O. Box 757

Crestview, FL 32536

Telephone: (850)682-6156

Fax: (850)689-3637

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: CCPR Legal Foundation

Members: None

Key Officers: David A. Russell, President

Newsletter: Freedom Alert

Circulation: 1,700

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand:N

*Issue Areas

Property rights, constitutional rights and general environmental topics.

 

**Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)

P.O. Box 65722

Washington, DC 20035

Telephone: (202)429-2737

Fax: (301)858-0944

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.CFACT.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: STRATEK- Pretoria, South Africa

Members: 30,000 Supporters

Key Officers: David M. Rothbard, President and Craig J. Rucker, Executive Director

Newsletter: Citizen Outlook

Circulation: 15,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The group was founded in 1985 to "offer a new voice on consumer and environmental issues." CFACT has a network of campus and citizen activists in 150 communities. The group's core activities include"Just the Facts," a daily, one minute radio program on science, technology, and the environment, which is heard on over 250 radio stations; Citizen Outlook, a six times per year newsletter with a circulation of 15,000; The Positively Profound Power of Human Progress, a video that demonstrates that people and their technological innovations are the earth's single greatest natural resource; sponsoring speeches on campuses and in local communities; writing opinion/editorials and letters to the editor; and distributing "white papers" on selected subjects.

*Issue Areas

Atmospheric issues, biodiversity, biotechnology, clean air issues, clean water issues, Endangered Species Act, energy issues, environmental hazards, environmental funding, general environment, population issues, property rights, risk assessment/cost-benefit, Superfund, and waste management.

 

**Communities for a Great Northwest (CGNW)

P.O. Box 1320

Libby, MT 59923

Telephone: (406)293-8844

Fax: (406)293-4739

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 2,500

Key Officers: Bruce Vincent, President

Newsletter: The Communities for a Great Northwest Newsletter

Circulation: 2,500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Based in Libby, Montana, Communities for a Great Northwest is a grassroots group with approximately 2,500 members. CGNW produces a regular newsletter, The Communities for a Great Northwest Newsletter. Its programs include grassroots mobilization, training, and organizing; research and publications; public relations; education; and some occasional legal assistance. CGNW has been involved in many battles: Heritage Areas and World Heritage Areas designations, mining restrictions, and the Endangered Species Act, to name a few.

*Issue Areas

Biodiversity, Endangered Species Act, forest health, general environmental topics, Heritage Areas, logging, mining, property rights, public lands issues, and water issues.

 

**Competitive Enterprise Institute

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #1250

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)331-1010

Fax: (202)331-0640

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.cei.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Fred L. Smith, Jr., President; Marlo Lewis, Vice President for Policy; and Jonathan Adler, Director of Environmental Studies

Newsletter: CEI Update

Circulation: 9,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

CEI publishes CEI Update, a 12-page monthly newsletter that includes information on forthcoming publications and activities, private sector stewardship success stories, and feature stories; an "Environmental Briefing Book," offering a basic overview of environmental issues for candidates; policy analysis papers under its Environmental Studies Program and Center for Private Conservation program; books, including The True State of the Planet (counter-point to the World Watch Institute's State of the World Report); a free market environmental bibliography; books; and more.

*Issue Areas

Atmospheric issues, biodiversity, clean air issues, clean water issues, the Endangered Species Act, energy issues, environmental hazards, environmental organizations, free market alternatives, general environmental topics, global environmental issues, population issues, property rights, public lands issues, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, Superfund reform, takings "victims," trade and the environment, and waste management.

 

**Consumer Alert

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #1128

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)467-5809

Fax: (202)467-5814

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.his.com/~calert/

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 5,000

Key Officers: Fran Smith, Executive Director

Newsletter: Consumer Comments

Circulation: 5,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The mission of the consumer group is, in part, "to inform the public about the consumer benefits of competitive enterprise and to expose the flawed economic, scientific and risk data that underlie certain public policies." To fulfill their mission, CA writes opinion/editorials, hosts conferences, develops consumer educational materials, and drafts coalition statements. In addition, the group publishes a quarterly newsletter, Consumer Comments; CPSC Monitor, which monitors the Consumer Product Safety Commission; and Issue Briefs, opinion/editorial sized papers on current public policy issues, with an emphasis on the consumer impact of proposals. The group has a membership of 5,000 people. CA also coordinates the activities of the National Consumer Coalition, which includes a sub-group on global climate change. CA also has a web site.

*Issue Areas

Biotechnology, CAFE standards, chlorine, environmental estrogens, global climate, pesticides, and risk assessment.

 

**Defenders of Property Rights

6235 33rd Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20015

Telephone: (202)686-4197

Fax: (202)686-0240

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 4,000

Key Officers: Nancie Marzulla, President and Chief Legal Counsel; Roger J. Marzulla, Chairman; Barry C. Hodge, General Counsel; Christopher J. Oberst and Michael A. Wasylik, Staff Attorneys

Newsletter: Property Rights Reporter

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Defenders bills itself as "the only national legal defense foundation dedicated exclusively to the protection of private property rights..." The group offers legal help to property owners who have been victims of regulatory takings. Defenders coordinates a monthly teleconference, Property Rights Roundtable, which brings together property rights leaders from Washington and the grassroots. The group also publishes Pocket Guides, fast-read, self-help brochures and a book, Property Rights: Understanding Government Takings and Environmental Regulation, written by Roger and Nancie Marzulla. Defenders produces a bimonthly newsletter, Property Rights Reporter, and a monthly question and answer column, Your Property Matters. The group offers legislative analyses of proposed state and federal legislation.

*Issue Areas

Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, coastal zone management, Endangered Species Act, government abuses, historic, scenic, wilderness and other designations, Rails to Trails Act, state endangered species, state wetlands programs, property rights, Superfund, wetlands, and zoning.

 

**EPA Watch

1725 DeSales Street, N.W., Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)739-0179

Fax: (202)833-8945

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status:

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dr. Bonner Cohen, Editor

Newsletter: EPA Watch

Circulation: 900

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

EPA Watch is a twice monthly newsletter which monitors the regulatory activities of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, OSHA, the White House, and state and legal agencies.

*Issue Areas

Atmospheric issues, dioxin, Endangered Species Act, general environmental issues, junk science, federal agency abuses, federal agency grants, property rights, radon, risk assessment, Superfund, and wetlands.

 

**Fairness to Land Owners Committee (FLOC)

1730 Garden of Eden Road

Cambridge, MD 21613

Telephone: (410)228-3822

Fax: (410)228-3965

E-mail: The [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status:

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 19,000

Key Officers: Margaret Ann Reigle, Chairman and C. Charles Jowaiszas, Vice Chairman

Newsletter: News from the FLOC

Circulation: 5,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

FLOC is a national grassroots private property group with over 19,000 "mom and pop" members who are private property owners faced with confiscatory federal, state, and local land-use laws and regulations. The group is dedicated to protecting property rights -- especially the right to the prudent use of one's land. The group assists landowners in regaining the right to the prudent use of their land, recommends action against the abuses of regulatory bureaucrats, and supports legal cases on significant issues of broad interest to its members. The group publishes a newsletter on current and potential federal state land-use issues, News from the FLOC, which has a circulation of several thousand.

*Issue Areas

All land use restrictions on private property -- federal, state and local -- from endangered species to wetlands to zoning.

 

**Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment

945 Technology Boulevard, Suite 101F

Bozeman, MT 59715

Telephone: (406)585-1776

Fax: (406)585-3000

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.free-eco.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: John A. Baden, Chairman; Pete Geddes, Program Director; Christy Fullen, Operations Director; Amy Morgan, Conference Coordinator; Douglas S. Noonan, Research Assistant

Newsletter: Free Perspectives

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

FREE works on a broad range of environmental issues, including mining and land resources. FREE's mission is to "advance conservation and environmental values consistent with individual freedom and responsibility." The group's programs include publishing FREE Perspectives, a 12-page newsletter, sponsoring "Towards a New Shade of Green," a radio show, and hosting a series of seminars geared toward federal judges on environmental economics and policy. FREE's niche is in seeking common ground on environmental issues by reaching out to environmentalists.

*Issue Areas

Agriculture, biodiversity, bureaucracy, business, chemicals, development/poverty, ecology, energy policy, environment and economics, fisheries, forestry, grazing and range issues, health economics, hunting, land resources, mining, parks, pollution, property rights, public lands, recreation and amenities, regulation, risk analysis science, subsidies, Superfund, trade and environment, waste management, water issues, wilderness areas, and wise use.

 

**Frontiers of Freedom Institute

1735 Lynn Street, Suite 1050

Arlington, VA 22209

Telephone: (703)527-8282

Fax: (703)527-8388

E-mail: None

Web Site: http://www.ff.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: Frontiers of Freedom (501(c)(4))

Members: Yes

Key Officers: Senator Malcolm Wallop (ret.), Chairman; Jeff Taylor, Executive Director; Myron Ebell, Policy Director

Newsletter: On the Frontier

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y - (c)(4) only

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Frontiers of Freedom Institute was founded by Senator Malcolm Wallop (ret.) to promote and expand constitutional protections. Its programs include "The Freedom Index," a congressional vote index on personal liberty issues; coalition building; seminars; and a strong opinion/editorial program. The group is a key member of the Grassroots ESA Coalition, which promotes a non-regulatory incentive-based alternative to the Endangered Species Act, with Senator Wallop serving as coalition chairman and staffer Myron Ebell serving as coalition coordinator. Through its (c)(4) group, Frontiers of Freedom is building a strong grassroots network.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, global warming, Endangered Species Act reform, federal lands issues, Heritage Areas/National Monuments, regulatory reform, free market environmental alternatives, takings victims, Clean Water Act issues, Safe Drinking Water Act issues, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, global environmental issues, and environmental organizations.

 

**George C. Marshall Institute

1730 K Street, N.W. Suite 905

Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202)296-9655

Fax: (202)296-9714

E-mail: 71553.3017@ Compuserve.com

Web Site: http://www.marshall.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Frederick Seitz, Chairman; Jeffrey Salmon, Executive Director; Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Senior Scientist; and Kathleen deBettencourt, Director of Research

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The George C. Marshall Institute was established to provide "information on scientific issues with a public policy impact." The Institute helps determine the facts in complex scientific issues, enhancing the likelihood of good policy development. The group is directed by numerous scientists of international reknown. Core environmental programs include: The Independent Commission on Environmental Education, a commission that has conducted the first comprehensive content analysis of K-12 environmental education; the Roundtable on Science and Public Policy, a series of lecture/seminars; Seminar for College Journalists, training for student journalists to write accurate, unbiased reports on the environment; and reports on various environment issues.

*Issue Areas

Environmental education, global warming, ozone depletion, risk assessment/cost benefit, sound science, Superfund, and technology.

 

**Land Rights Foundation

P.O. Box 1111

Gloversville, NY 12078

Telephone: (518)725-1090

Fax: (518)725-8239

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 750+ (subscribers)

Key Officers: David B. Howard, President and Editor, The Land Rights Letter

Newsletter: Land Rights Letter

Circulation: 750+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Land Rights Foundation's (LRF) primary area of work is property rights. The group publishes the Land Rights Letter, a 12-page monthly newsletter that includes articles from grassroots property rights leaders, Washington think tank analysts, and conservative columnists. LRF has 750 members. The group also offers grassroots assistance, resource archives, and a news service.

*Issue Areas

Property rights.

 

**Liberty Matters

P.O. Box 15919

Austin, TX 78761

Telephone: (800)847-0227

Fax: (518)725-7890

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.libertymatters.org

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dan Byfield, Director; Margaret Gabbard, Director; David Howard, Director

Newsletter: Liberty Matters Journal

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

Liberty Matter's mission is to connect grassroots America with public policy institutions and lawmakers. To facilitate this, its program includes: a fax news service on environmental and property rights issues; a fax on demand system, Faxback, the only service of its kind dedicated exclusively to property rights and environmental issues; and a web site with extensive property rights and environmental resources and links. The group also publishes a magazine, Liberty Matters Journal.

*Issue Areas

Agricultural issues, general environmental, property rights, public land issues, regulatory takings, rights of way, and water rights.

 

**Maine Conservation Rights Institute (MECRI)

P.O. Box 220

Lubec, ME 04562

Telephone: (207)733-5593

Fax: (207)733-2014

E-mail: None

Web Site: http://www.nemaine.com/mecri

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 920 supporters

Key Officers: R.O. "Bob" Voight, President; David Guernsey, Secretary

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

MECRI is dedicated to property rights and private conservation. MECRI holds The Conservation Rights Congress annually, a conference that has featured property rights and wise use leaders. MECRI assembled the Sustainable Freedom Coalition, a coalition of 125 grassroots groups, to counter the President's final report on sustainable development. Other MECRI programs include: monthly national property rights teleconferences; a national fax network; and a clipping service for members. MECRI does not offer membership, but has approximately 920 associates. In addition, the group is the only state-wide property rights group in the United States that is a land trust (it holds a conservation easement on 2,100 acres of forest and also owns an island).

*Issue Areas

Biodiversity, conservation easements, endangered species, forest legacy, forest policy, growth management, land issues (state), property rights, rural zoning, and wetlands.

 

**Meeteetse Multiple Use Association

PO Box 366

Meeteetse, WI 82433

Telephone: (307)868-2470

Fax: (307)868-2470

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status:

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 300

Key Officers: Alice R. Renner, President

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The group has a membership of 300. Meeteetse Multiple Use Association produces policy analyses, engages in grassroots mobilization, and is active in lobbying.

*Issue Areas

General environmental issues.

 

**Montana Forest Owners Association

17975 Ryan's Lane

Euaro, MT 59802

Telephone: (406)726-3787

Fax:

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 55

Key Officers: Thorn Liechty, President; Tom Castles and Dave Hein, Vice Presidents; and Jim Haviland, Treasurer

Newsletter: NIPF-ty Notes

Circulation: 75

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Montana Forest Owners Association publishes, NIPF-ty Notes, a newsletter about forest policies for nonindustrial private forest landowners. It also sponsors conferences, produces policy analyses and engages in grassroots mobilization.

*Issue Areas

Forest policies for non-industrial private forest landowners.

 

**Montana Resource Provider Coalition

P.O. Box 190187

Hungry Horse, MT 59919

Telephone: (406)387-4165

Fax: (406)387-4262

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: Tammy Johnson, President and Peg Wagner, State Coordinator

Key Officers: 500

Newsletter: Resource News from Across the Big Sky

Circulation: 500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

Montana Resource Provider Coalition works to keep Montana's public and private lands open for natural resource management. The group does so in numerous ways, including grassroots training and mobilization, sponsoring conferences and seminars, and through communications. The group publishes a newsletter, Resource News from Across the Big Sky.

*Issue Areas

Keeping Montana's public and private lands open for natural resource management.

 

**Montana Snowmobile Association

Box 392

Lincoln, MT 59639

Telephone: (406)362-9629

Fax: (406)362-4606

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 20,000

Key Officers: Alan Brown, President; Ken Harrestal, Lobbyist; Bob Bushnell, Public Lands

Newsletter: Montana Snowmobile Association Paper

Circulation: 20,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The group delves into a wide array of activities. Montana Snowmobile Association is one of the few groups that has a fax on demand system. The group has a membership of 20,000, so grassroots mobilization and training is a primary activity of the group. The Montana Snowmobile Association also sponsors conferences and seminars. Other activities of the group includes public relations, communications, lobbying, and video/radio production.

*Issue Areas

Public lands, clean water, logging, and mining.

 

**Montanans for Private Property Rights

P.O. Box 112

Dupuyer, MT 59432

Telephone: (406)472-3312

Fax: (406)472-3312

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 65

Key Officers: Harold Yeager, President; Carolyn Salansky, Treasurer; Joe Barrett, Past President; Pat Shephard, Secretary; Dick Artz, Vice President

Newsletter: MRRP Newsletter

Circulation: 80

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand:

*Program Summary

Montanans for Private Property Rights focuses primarily on private property rights and issues relating to agriculture. The group has a grassroots mobilization component to their program. Montanans for Private Property Rights is a member of the Montana Resource Providers' Coalition.

*Issue Areas

Private property rights, predator control, wildlife numbers, problems with Montana Fish and Game, and federal agencies.

 

**Mountain States Legal Foundation

707 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3030

Denver, CO 80202

Telephone: (303)292-2021

Fax: (303)292-1980

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: William Perry Pendley, President; Todd Welch, Senior Attorney; Bev Jacka, Vice President

Newsletter: The Litigator

Circulation: 20,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Mountain States Legal Foundation is one of the legal foundations most focused on property rights and environmental issues. MSLF published It Takes a Hero, a 300-page book profiling many heroes of the wise use/property rights movement. The group also distributes Summary Judgment, their president's monthly column, to 500 newspapers. MSLF publishes The Litigator, a quarterly newsletter, which details MSLF's activities and includes stories of regulatory takings victims. The group published War on the West, a book that details how Washington and the environmental establishment are waging war on the rural western way of life. The group's program also includes: legal assistance, policy analysis, testimony, and speeches.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, environmental buffer zones, environmental laws, farming, forest health, government abuse, land use regulations, mining, property rights, public lands, ranching, takings, water issues, and wetlands.

 

**Multiple Use Association (MUA)

332 North Road S

Shelbourne, NH 03581

Telephone: (207)836-2624

Fax: (207)836-2200

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 500

Key Officers: Y. Leon Fauvreau, President; Barry Kelly, Vice President

Newsletter: Multiple Use Association Newsletter

Circulation: 500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Multiple Use Association was founded in 1987 to promote sound forest management policies on public and private land. The group does so by hosting educational symposiums, sponsoring conferences, addressing civic groups, and by participating in citizen/government hearings. MUA publishes the Multiple Use Association Newsletter, which reports on the activities of the MUA in the previous year. MUA writes numerous opinion/editorials and letters to the editor. The MUA has 500 members.

*Issue Areas

Land, multiple use, forestry, open space policies, sound science, and wise use.

 

**National Center for Policy Analysis

12655 N. Central Expressway, #720

Dallas, TX 75243-1739

Telephone: (972)386-6272

Fax: (972)386-0924

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.ncpa.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dr. John Goodman, President and CEO; H. Sterling Burnett, Environmental Policy Analyst

Newsletter: Executive Alert

Circulation: 7,600

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

NCPA produces many publications: Brief Analysis papers, quick read, two-page policy analysis papers with charts in a media friendly format; Executive Alert, a six times per year newsletter with a circulation of 7,600; Policy Backgrounder, short policy papers; and Policy Studies, lengthy policy papers. NCPA also has a daily e-mail service, Policy Digest, which summarizes editorials on public policy issues. The group hosts numerous "events" including lectures, receptions, and conferences. Other aspects of NCPA's program include: placing opinion/editorials, syndicated columns, and testimony. The group also maintains an extensive web site.

*Issue Areas

Agriculture, atmospheric issues, CAFE Standards, devolution to the states, Endangered Species Act, environmental education, environmental ethics, environmental racism, indoor air pollution, property rights, public lands, regulatory reform, recycling, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, sound science, Superfund, waste disposal, wealth as means of environment protection, and wetlands.

 

**National Coalition for Public Lands and Natural Resources

301 N. Main St.

Pueblo, CO 81003

Telephone: (719)543-8421

Fax: (719)543-9473

E-mail:

Web Site:

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 25,000

Key Officers: Elizabeth Arnold, Chairman; Robert E. Quick, Jr., President; Jeffrey P. Harris, Executive Director

Newsletter: People for the West!

Circulation: 10,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The National Coalition for Public Lands and Natural Resources works primarily on natural resource production and property rights issues. The cornerstone of the group's activities are its grassroots mobilization and grassroots training. The group publishes People for the West!, a newsletter with a readership of 10,000. The National Coalition for Public Lands and Natural Resources maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Natural resource production and private property rights.

 

**National Environmental Policy Institute (NEPI)

1100 17th Street, N.W. Suite 330

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)857-4784

Fax: (202)833-5977

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.nepi.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: U.S. Representative Don Ritter (retired), Chairman; Frances Spell, Executive Director; F. Scott Bush, J.D., Director for Reinventing EPA and Environmental Policy Working Group

Newsletter: NEPI Progress Report

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

NEPI's mission is to provide a substantive framework for improving environmental policy and management. NEPI draws upon the skill, experience and knowledge of elected officials, industry representatives, government policy-makers, academics and members of the environmental and scientific communities. NEPI has two working groups, "Reinventing EPA and Environmental Policy" and "How Clean is Clean? And for What Purpose?" These groups' meetings serve as the basis of White Papers, NEPI's research papers. NEPI hosts regular lunches with key congressional staffers aimed at crafting a new environmental agenda for Congress. The group hosts various conferences and seminars. Producing and publishing opinion/editorials and holding press conferences rounds out NEPI's activities.

*Issue Areas

Environmental vision, general environment, risk assessment/cost benefit, Superfund, brownfields, and toxic release inventory.

 

**National Federal Lands Conference (NFLC)

P.O. Box 847

Bountiful, UT 84011

Telephone: (801)298-0858

Fax: (801)295-0172

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Kent Howard, President; Bert Smith, Vice President; Ruth Kaiser, Secretary/Treasurer

Newsletter: Property Rights Update

Circulation: 2,500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand:

*Program Summary

National Federal Lands Conference promotes greater county involvement in federal land decisions by offering legal materials to county officials, organizing conferences, and networking with other property rights groups. Among the group's core programs its its annual conference for county officials, "Power and Authority of County Government." NFLC also produces a regular newsletter, Property Rights Update, engages in grassroots activities and sells books to supply people with the tools to defend their property rights. NFLC occasionally places articles in legal journals.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, public lands issues.

 

**New Hampshire Landowners Alliance

P.O. Box 221

Campton, NH 03223

Telephone: (603)726-4025

Fax: (603)726-3273

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 2,000+

Key Officers: Cheryl Johnson, President

Newsletter: Alert

Circulation: 1,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The New Hampshire Landowners Alliance was founded in 1991 to preserve the private property rights of New Hampshire landowners. NHLA is primarily active in regulatory and legislative initiatives which include: Property rights, public access, zoning, wetlands, and forestry. NHLA is pure grassroots, with no paid staff and all volunteers.

*Issue Areas

Property rights, wetlands, zoning, forestry.

 

**North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 12303

New Bern, NC 28561

Telephone: (919)633-2288

Fax: (919)633-9616

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations:

Members: 1,100

Key Officers: Jerry Schill, President/Secretary; Rick Marks, Vice President, Government Affairs and Science; Mike Cowdrey, Chairman, Board of Directors

Newsletter: Tradewinds

Circulation: 3,500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The North Carolina Fisheries Association is a grassroots membership organization with some 1,100 members. The group works principally on water quality and fishery issues, mobilizing the grassroots, sponsoring conferences, lobbying and engaging in public relations efforts around these issues. It publishes a regular newsletter, Tradewinds,which has a readership of 3,500.

*Issue Areas

Fisheries, water quality.

 

**Northwest Mining Association

10 N. Post St., Suite 414

Spokane, WA 99201-0772

Telephone: (509)624-1158

Fax: (509)623-1241

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.nwma.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 2,900

Key Officers: Laura E. Skaer, Executive Director

Newsletter: Bulletin

Circulation: 3,500

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The Northwest Mining Association has a membership of 2,900 and publishes a regular newsletter, Bulletin, which has a circulation of 3,500. The group also publishes policy analyses, sponsors conferences, and engages in public relations activities. Its public relations program includes producing television spots. The group is one of a handful of organizations that has a fax on demand component to its program.

*Issue Areas

All mining related issues, public land issues, and multiple use issues.

 

**Oregon Lands Coalition

3415 Commercial SE, Suite P

Salem, OR 97301

Telephone: (503)363-8582

Fax: (503)363-6067

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.speaksoftly.com/olc

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 71 groups

Key Officers: Judy Wortman, Chair; Laura Cleland, State Coordinator

Newsletter: Network News

Circulation: 1400 per week

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Oregon Lands Coalition is a coalition of 71 member groups that focuses on natural resource issues and private property rights. It produces a weekly newsletter, Network News, which has a readership of approximately 1,400. The group lobbies and engages in grassroots mobilization and training and maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Natural resources and property rights.

 

**Oregonians in Action Legal Center (OALC)

P.O. Box 23067

Tigard, OR 97223

Telephone: (503)620-0258

Fax: (503)639-6891

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: Oregonians in Action (501(c)(4)), Oregonians in Action Education Center (501(c)(3))

Members: None

Key Officers: Frank Nims, President; Bill Moshofsky, Vice President; Larry George, Executive Director

Newsletter: Looking Forward

Circulation: 18,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Oregonians in Action Legal Center was founded to fight regulations imposed by the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). The group represented Florence Dolan in the landmark property rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Dolan vs. City of Tigard. OALC publishes Legal Highlights, a quarterly newsletter, outlining recent court cases. OAEC, OALC's affiliated education center, publishes Looking Forward, a bimonthly newsletter. OAEC produced a video documenting the excesses of the Oregon LCDC which included personal interviews with victims. The group continues to locate similar stories for dissemination to the media and public officials. OAEC hosts an annual Land Use Forum which draws 400 participants.

*Issue Areas

Free market land use, land use planning, property rights, and regulatory takings.

 

**Pacific Legal Foundation

2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 305

Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone: (916)641-8888

Fax: (916)920-3444

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Robert K. Best, President; Robin L. Rivett, Director of Environmental Litigation; James S. Burling, Director of Property Rights

Newsletter: Amicus, Guidepost, Pacific NW Dispatch, Project HI Dispatch

Circulation:

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Pacific Legal Foundation offers legal services and at any given time is working on 100-125 cases. The group has numerous publications: Action Report, an activity update; Amicus, a quarterly newsletter offering financial advice; Guidepost, a quarterly newsletter that includes information on PLF programs, successes, and events; At Issue, which details stories of PLF clients and summarizes PLF victories; newsletters from various regional legal programs; and monographs ranging from 10-15 pages in length. PLF's program also includes monitoring hearings, speeches, and testimony.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, environmental buffer zones, environmental laws, farming, government abuse, land use regulations, mining, National Heritage Areas, property rights, property taxes/fees, public lands, ranching, rent control, takings, water issues, wetlands, and zoning.

 

**Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI)

755 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone: (415)989-0833

Fax: (415)989-2411

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.ideas.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Sally Pipes, President and CEO; Dr. Steven Hayward, Research and Editorial Director

Newsletter: Capitol Ideas

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy's environmental research advocates new resource economics, which emphasizes markets, property rights, and individual incentives as a superior strategy to protect the environment. PRI's environmental efforts include publishing books; publishing occasional studies on environmental issues; co-sponsoring an annual workshop to train state think tanks and grassroots groups how to fight environmental issues at the local level; an Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published annually, that cites positive environmental trends; periodic opinion/editorial placement; and a fax newsletter, Capitol Ideas.

*Issue Areas

Air quality, environmental law, free market solutions, general environmental issues, land use, property rights, sustainable development, and urban sprawl.

 

**Pennsylvania Landowners' Association

P.O. Box 391

Waterford, PA 16441

Telephone: (814)796-3578

Fax: (814)796-6757

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 2,000

Key Officers: Keith Klingler, President; Robert Brace, Vice President; Rhonda McAtee, Director of Policy

Newsletter: The Pennsylvania Landowner

Circulation: 2,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Pennsylvania Landowners' Association works to promote legislation which protects private property rights. To achieve this, the group engages in grassroots mobilization, radio/video production, communications, public relations, and sponsoring conferences. The group has a membership base of approximately 2,000 people. The Pennsylvania Landowner is the group's newsletter, which has 2,000 regular readers.

*Issue Areas

Property rights.

 

**Political Economy Research Center

502 S. 19th Avenue, Suite 211

Bozeman, MT 59718

Telephone: (406)587-9591

Fax: (406)586-7555

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.perc.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Terry Anderson, Executive Director; Richard Stroup, Senior Associate; Jane Shaw, Senior Associate; Donald Leal, Senior Associate; Daniel Benjamin, Senior Associate; Randy Simmons, Senior Associate

Newsletter: PERC Reports

Circulation: 5,100

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The majority of PERC's efforts are devoted to natural resource issues. PERC's activities consist mostly of publications and hosting conferences and seminars. To counter the environmental movement's indoctrination of the nation's youth in the public schools, PERC helped produce Facts not Fear, a book billed as a parent's guide to teaching children about the environment, and developed a school curriculum. The group produces PERC Policy Series, quick read policy papers, on topics ranging from Superfund to conservation; and PERC Reports, a quarterly newsletter. PERC has sponsored numerous seminars and conferences reaching hundreds of people over the last 15 years.

*Issue Areas

Community-run fisheries, Endangered Species Act, environmental education, environmental federalism, forestry, growth and open space, Indian economies and property rights, natural resource policy, private environmental protection, public land management, state parks, state property rights bills, Superfund, water marketing, and wildlife.

 

**Private Landowners of Wisconsin (PLOW)

15930 Shady Hollow Lane

Woodman, WI 53827

Telephone: (608)533-3677

Fax: (608)533-3677

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: non-profit

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 1,000

Key Officers: Gene Luebker, President; Alan Russell, Vice President; Jerry Streem, Secretary

Newsletter: PLOW Newsletter

Circulation: 1,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

PLOW's original mission was to fight efforts to designate the Wisconsin River a Wild and Scenic River, but has since expanded. PLOW now addresses numerous environmental issues. The group's activities include publishing PLOW Newsletter, which is sent to PLOW's members; writing about 12 opinion/editorials or letters to the editors per month; testifying before the Wisconsin legislature; and organizing and engaging in extensive grassroots activities, including rallies and demonstrations.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, farming, Heritage corridors, logging, property rights, and scenic rivers.

 

**Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF)

1301 K Street N.W., Suite 550 East

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202)289-8928

Fax: (202)289-6079

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.pff.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: George A. Keyworth, Chairman; Jeff Eisenach, President; Thomas Lenard, Senior Fellow and Director of Regulatory Studies

Newsletter: Progress Report

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

In 1996, the Progress and Freedom Foundation sponsored Environmental Roundtables, meetings that brought together business and industry representatives, free market environmentalists, and establishment environmentalists to discuss results-oriented approaches to environmental questions rather than the command and control system. PFF has a quarterly newsletter, Progress Report, which focuses on their projects and achievements. The group distributes White Papers, detailed policy papers. One of these, "Clean Air and Emerging Alternative Fuel Vehicles: A Time for Environmental Innovation Areas," shows how the federal government's alternative fuel vehicle mandates have hindered the development of such vehicles and in turn harmed the environment. PFF maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Clean air issues, environmental vision, general environment issues, and general regulatory issues.

 

**Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.

P.O. Box 75

Stony Creek, NY 12878

Telephone: (518)696-5748

Fax:

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Carol LaGrasse, President; Bruce Dederick, Vice President; Robert Prentiss, Director

Newsletter: New York Property Rights Clearinghouse

Circulation: 3,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. has two regular publications: Positions on Property, which monitors activities of federal, state, and local agencies to restrict private property rights and New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, which addresses New York state property issues. Both publications emphasize how government restrictions on property rights affect real people. PRFA publishes Background Briefs, short policy papers; offers legal assistance; and engages in grassroots activities. The group sponsors an annual Property Rights Conference, which has included speakers such as Representative Richard Pombo (R-CA). PRFA has placed several opinion/editorials in newspapers and its research has been used in The Wall Street Journal.

*Issue Areas

Constitution, Heritage Areas, land trusts, national forests, New York property issues, property rights, public lands, rails to trails, local zoning, takings victims, UN Biosphere Reserves, wild lands, and public trust doctrine.

 

**Reason Foundation

3415 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90034-6064

Telephone: (310)391-2245

Fax: (310)391-4395

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.reason.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: Reason Public Policy Institute

Members: None

Key Officers: Robert J. Poole, President; Lynn Scarlett, Vice President of Research; Dr. Kenneth Green, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst; Alexander Volokh, Assistant Policy Analyst

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Reason Foundation's environmental programs seek to promote "policies that harness the power of the marketplace to advance environmental protection." Its research has focused mainly on air quality, hazardous and solid waste, and risk issues. Reason combines research with aggressive marketing and outreach, including public speaking. Reason Public Policy Institute (RPPI) Executive Director Lynn Scarlett has served on a number of governmental and non-governmental committees and panels. RPPI publishes Policy Studies, detailed policy analyses; Privatization Watch; and an annual privatization report. The foundation publishes Reason Magazine, an eleven times per year magazine. Other activities of the group include "how-to" privatization guides; hosting seminars and conferences; and a web site.

*Issue Areas

Air quality, citizen participation, ecolabels, environmental enforcement, environmental information, free market alternatives, global warming, hazardous waste, ISTEA, recycling, regulatory reform, risk assessment/cost benefit, solid waste, Superfund, Toxic Release Inventory, and urban land use.

 

**Rhode Island Wise Use

199 Austin Farm Road

Exeter, RI 02822

Telephone: (401)392-0212

Fax: (401)397-5507

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: None

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 250

Key Officers: Brian Bishop, Founder and Director

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Rhode Island Wise Use was founded by Brian Bishop who was once described by a friend as the political equivalent of Magellan, having sailed around the world to the left until he was coming in from the right. Bishop has written papers and opinion/editorials on a wide range of issues, including Superfund, zoning, grazing rights, recycling, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act, to name only a few. Rhode Island Wise Use's mission is to seek "solutions to environmental problems that are sensitive to the needs of human communities as well as those of other plants and animals." To this end, the group engages in lobbying, grassroots organizing, public policy analysis and organizes seminars and conferences.

*Issue Areas Property rights, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act.

 

**Riverside County Farm Bureau

211160 Box Springs Road Suite 102

Moreno Valley, CA 92557

Telephone: (909)684-6732

Fax: (909)782-0621

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(5)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 2,000

Key Officers: Bob Perkins, Executive Manager and Secretary of the Corporation

Newsletter: Riverside County Agriculture

Circulation: 2,300

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Riverside County Farm Bureau is a private, non-profit organization of farmers and ranchers at the county level. The group engages in a number of grassroots activities, including organizing rallies and demonstrations; sponsors conferences and seminars; and conducts public policy analysis. In addition, it publishes a monthly magazine, Riverside County Agriculture, which has a circulation of 2,300. The Riverside County Farm Bureau's membership currently numbers 2,000, incorporating 820 farm families.

*Issue Areas

Agriculture, general environmental topics, and land use issues relating to farming and ranching.

 

**Science and Environmental Policy Project

4084 University Drive, Suite 101

Fairfax, VA 22030

Telephone: (703)934-6940

Fax: (703)352-7535

E-mail: 501(c)(3)

Web Site: E-mail: [email protected]

Tax Status: http://www.his.com/~sepp

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Dr. S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., President; Dr. Frederick Seitz, Chairman; and Douglas Houts, Executive Assistant

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand:

*Program Summary

The mission of the Science and Environmental Policy Project is to bring sound science to the debate over environmental issues. SEPP scientists publish opinion/editorials, articles in scientific journals, and books. The organization produced Economic Growth and Better Air Quality, a report prepared for the Governor of Virginia, offering market solutions to air quality problems. Recently, SEPP has focused on the global climate change issues. Other components of SEPP's program are conferences, testimony to Congress, and outreach to scientists, educators, and the media.

*Issue Areas

Acid rain, asbestos risk, chemical risk, free market alternatives, global environmental issues, global warming/cooling, National Institute on the Environment, ozone depletion, radiation risk, and urban smog.

 

**Small Business Survival Foundation

1320 18th Street, N.W. Suite 200

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)785-0238

Fax: (202)822-8118

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.sbsc.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: The Small Business Survival Committee(501(c)(4))

Members: 40,000

Key Officers: Karen Kerrigan, President; Raymond Keating, Chief Economist

Newsletter: Small Business and the Economy

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

SBSF has a grassroots activist approach to public policy challenges, boasting over 40,000 members. The group has been a leader in the Get Government Off Our Backs coalition. SBSF published a handbook on Superfund, Highly Toxic: The Superfund Assault on Common Sense, Business, and Entrepreneurship. SBSF's program also includes publication of Small Business and the Economy, a quarterly newsletter; Hill Alert, a blast fax legislative alert to business leaders; Ratings of Congress, a voting scorecard; Small Business Briefing, a bi-weekly column distributed by American City Business Journal Network; Small Business REG Watch, periodic studies on regulatory reform; and maintenance of a web page.

*Issue Areas

Clean air issues, CAFE Standards, Congressional Review Act, general environmental topics, general regulatory topics, property rights, recycling, Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Superfund.

 

**Stewards of the Range

P.O. Box 1189

Boise, ID 83701

Telephone: (208)336-5922

Fax: (208)336-7054

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: Liberty Matters

Members: 8,000

Key Officers: Margaret Gabbard, Executive Director

Newsletter: Cornerstone

Circulation: 10,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: Y

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Stewards works to teach individuals how to best protect and restore their property rights and personal liberties. Stewards played a central role in Hage v. United States, a key property rights case, currently before the US Court of Federal Claims. The group publishes Cornerstone, a periodic property rights newspaper, which has a circulation of 10,000. Stewards maintains the Natural Rights Library, an extensive catalog of literature on private property rights. Stewards also conducts Property Rights Training Conferences, which are intended to train property owners on how to protect their property rights from federal government infringement. The group participates in numerous coalition activities.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, general environmental issues, Heritage Areas legislation, private property rights, federal land issues, regulatory takings, and water issues.

 

**Stop Taking Our Property

P.O. Box 599

Chesterton, IN 46304

Telephone: (219)926-6315

Fax: (219)926-4651

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://member.aol.com/jwaugh7596/STOPwatch.html

Tax Status: No Status

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 500

Key Officers: Bill Theis and Joanna Waugh, contacts

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

STOP was founded in 1989 when property owners along Salt Creek and Little Calumet Rivers in Porter County, Indiana learned that their land would soon become part of the Indiana Dune National Lakeshore if they didn't act. Thanks to STOP's efforts, just 43 acres of the 1,300 acres in Porter County slated for inclusion in the park were eventually included. In 1991, STOP helped found the Alliance for America. The group remains involved in state and local issues and defeating a proposal to include Indiana in the federal Coastal Zone Management program. Its current efforts focus on zoning and wetlands.

*Issue Areas

Zoning, wetlands, parks, general environmental topics, property rights, and general regulatory topics.

 

**TEAM Families for Montana

PO Box 967

Malta, MT 59538

Telephone: 406-654-1969

Fax: None

E-mail: None

Web Site:

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 200

Key Officers: Clark Kelly, President; Jim Sandsness, Secretary/Treasurer; Pete Clausen, Vice President

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

TEAM Families for Montana, a 200-strong membership organization, engages in both grassroots mobilization and training activities. The group also sponsors conferences and engages in such activities as lobbying, mass communications and public relations.

*Issue Areas

Mining, agriculture, timber, recreation, multiple use.

 

**The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition

1725 DeSales Street, N.W., Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202)739-0186

Fax: (202)833-8945

E-mail: None

Web Site: http://www.junkscience.com

Tax Status:

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: Unknown

Key Officers: Steve Milloy, Executive Director

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition is a nationwide coalition of scientists dedicated to promoting sound science among decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. It produces studies, books, opinion/editorials and engages in public relations activities. In addition, it has a web page, the Junk Science Home Page, that employs humor to make its point about the use and abuse of science. Among the group's books is American Values: An Environmental Vision, a 240+ page book outlining a positive free-market environmental vision, and Science Without Sense, a tongue-in-cheek guide to risk assessment.

*Issue Areas

Atmospheric issues, dioxin, Endangered Species Act, general environmental issues, junk science, federal agency abuses, federal agency grants, property rights, radon, risk assessment, Superfund, and wetlands.

 

**The Heartland Institute

800 East Northwest Highway, #1080

Palatine, IL 60067

Telephone: (847)202-3060

Fax: (847)202-9799

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.heartland.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Joseph L. Bast, President and CEO; Diane Carol Bast, Vice President and Publications Director; and Mike Dixon, Vice President for Finance

Newsletter: Eco-Sanity Report, The Heartlander

Circulation: 300; 2,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: Y

*Program Summary

The group began its involvement with environmental issues in 1993 with the publication of Eco-Sanity: A Commonsense Guide to Environmentalism, a 300+ page reference book covering a wide range of environmental topics. Heartland's environmental program has grown to include: publication of brochures; publication of Earth Day '96, a 36-page tabloid-style newspaper for distribution on college campuses; creation of PolicyFax, a fax on demand service; publication of the Eco-Sanity Report, a monthly newsletter on free market environmentalism; publication of Heartland Policy Studies, analysis papers; publication of Heartland Perspectives, an opinion/editorial series; and publication of Intellectual Ammunition, a bimonthly journal. Heartland also maintains a web site.

*Issue Areas

Air pollution, animal rights, chemicals, endangered species, environmental education, environmental groups, environmental justice, fisheries, forestry, global environmental issues, global warming, hazardous waste, market-based environmentalism, natural resources, nuclear energy and radiation, ozone depletion, population issues, public lands, regulatory reform, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, solid waste, Superfund, tobacco, water pollution, and wetlands.

 

**The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.

Washington, DC 20002

Telephone: (202)546-4400

Fax: (202)544-5421

E-mail: N/A

Web Site: http://www.heritage.org; www.regulation.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Edwin Feulner, President; Phil Truluck, Executive Vice President; Stuart Butler, Vice President and Director of Domestic Policy Studies; Angela Antonelli, Deputy Director of Economic Policy Studies

Newsletter: N/A

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: Y

Book Publications: Y

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Heritage hosts about six conferences, lectures, and working groups per year on environmental issues. It also publishes approximately five environmental policy papers per year including: Backgrounder, in-depth policy papers; Issue Bulletins, quick read issue briefs; and Executive Memorandum, quick read policy briefs. Heritage played a prominent role in drafting property rights legislation offered by Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX). In 1995, the group's environmental program generated 150 media hits. Heritage has a weekly television show on NET, "Heritage Talk of the Town." The group has two web sites: the Heritage web page, and a web page dedicated to regulation (regulation.org).

*Issue Areas

Energy issues, general environment issues, general regulatory issues, global warming, clean air, property rights, regulatory victims, risk assessment, Superfund, and wetlands.

 

**The National Center for Public Policy Research

501 Capitol Ct., N.E.

Washington, DC 20002

Telephone: 202-543-4110

Fax: 202-543-5975

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.nationalcenter.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: N/A

Key Officers: Amy Moritz Ridenour, President; David Ridenour, Vice President and Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs; Chad Cowan, Deputy Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter: Relief Report, Scoop

Circulation: 2,800; 5,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The National Center for Public Policy Research specializes in rapid-action communication, coalition building, filling holes in strategy and tactics, and press relations. Programs include development of a regulatory victims database, publication of succinct "Talking Points" cards and grassroots "How-to" guides. The group also offers "Dossier," a series of papers offering biographical information on key figures in the environmental debate -- including Bruce Babbitt. The group produces several fax newsletters, including Scoop, covering all issues, and the Relief Report, covering environmental and regulatory issues.

*Issue Areas

General environmental topics, regulatory victims, Endangered Species Act reform, wetlands, atmospheric issues, general regulatory reform, property rights, free market alternatives, environmental organizations and their funding, environmental justice and civil rights issues, global warming, clean air standards and more.

 

**The National Wilderness Institute

P.O. Box 25766

Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: (703)836-7404

Fax: (703)836-7405

E-mail: 74747.2650@ Compuserve.com

Web Site: Forthcoming

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: Unknown

Key Officers: Robert E. Gordon, Executive Director; James R. Streeter, Policy Director; James K. Lacy, Publications Director

Newsletter: FreshTracks

Circulation: 16,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

NWI seeks to ensure environmental quality for future generations through common-sense approaches that respect the free market. The group publishes NWI Resource, a magazine with a circulation of 16,000, and Fresh Tracks, a six times per year newsletter, updating environmental and property rights issues. A key component of NWI's program is the American Conservation Ethic, a list of principles for conservation that work for both people and the environment. The group was a key founder of the Grassroots ESA Coalition. NWI produced a comprehensive review of all existing federal endangered species recovery plans, complete with a tally of their costs. Other aspects of NWI's program include membership, writing opinion/editorials, policy analysis, and testifying before Congress.

*Issue Areas

Biodiversity, Endangered Species Act, free market solutions, general environmental topics, global environmental issues, grazing, interior appropriations, National Biological Survey, property rights, public lands, and wildlife.

 

**Thoreau Institute

14417 S.E. Laurie

Oak Grove, OR 97267

Telephone: (503)652-7049

Fax:

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.teleport.com/~rot

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: None

Key Officers: Randal O'Toole, Director and Economist; Karl Hess, Jr., Senior Associate; Karyn Moskowitz, Senior Associate; and Rocky Barker, Communications Director.

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: N

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: N

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

Thoreau bills itself as an organization "dedicated to finding and promoting ways to protect the environment without big government." The group's programs include publication of a quarterly journal, Different Drummer; organization of workshops and conferences; an e-mail newsletter focusing on the perverse effects of government regulations, Subsidies Anonymous; periodic studies; placement of opinion/editorials; and a web site. The group also formed a coalition, the Consensus Project, in which the group brought together environmentalists and large ranchers to develop a consensus on changes to federal grazing policies.

*Issue Areas

Endangered Species Act, national parks, public lands, natural resources, state lands and resources, urban growth/transportation, and rural growth/development.

 

**Treasure Coast Coalition

1322 US Hwy. 1

Sebastian, FL 32976

Telephone: (561)664-2343

Fax: (561)589-6141

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 3,000

Key Officers: Affi Fisher-Abt, President and Chairman of the Board; P.T. Rampy, Secretary-Treasurer

Newsletter: TCC News

Circulation: 15,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Treasure Coast Coalition was founded in response to Public Law 101605, enacted on November 16, 1990, which designated the Florida Keys as a Natural Marine Sanctuary. The group seeks an equitable balance of environmental protection with inevitable growth in the Florida Keys. The Treasure Coast Coalition has a membership of 3,000 and publishes a regular newsletter, TCC News, which has an estimated readership of 15,000.

*Issue Areas

Natural Marine Sanctuary designation and equitable balance of environmental protection that recognizes inevitable growth.

 

**United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Inc.

PO Box 3553

Evansville, IN 47734

Telephone: (812)477-7871

Fax: (812)477-5093

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: www.ufwda.org

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 10,000+

Key Officers: Rob St.Clair, President and Alan Lane, Director of Environmental Affairs

Newsletter: United's Voice

Circulation: 30,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Inc. has a sizable membership base over 10,000 strong. Grassroots mobilization is a key component of the group's program. Other aspects of the group's program includes sponsoring conferences and producing policy analyses. Its newsletter, United's Voice, has a circulation of 30,000.

*Issue Areas

Off-highway recreation advocacy, public land recreational access and use protection, right to operate older vehicles.

 

**Virginians for Property Rights

12750 Chatter Brook Drive

Catharpin, VA 22018

Telephone: (703)368-1878

Fax: (703)330-1924

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: Unknown

Key Officers: Patricia Bradburn, President

Newsletter: Virginians for Property Rights Newsletter

Circulation: Unknown

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: N

Public Relations: Y

Communications: N

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The group publishes a quarterly newsletter, Virginians for Property Rights Newsletter. Virginians for Property Rights also produced a booklet, U.S. vs. National Park Service, which chronicles the National Park Services abuse in the Old Dominion, and a pamphlet, "What About Property Rights?" The organization engages in some grassroots activities, policy analysis, research, and press work.

*Issue Areas

Property rights.

 

**Washington State Farm Bureau

1011 10th Avenue SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Telephone: (360)357-9975

Fax: (360)357-9439

E-mail: None

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(5)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 16,000

Key Officers: Steve Appel, President; Ron Gamache, 1st Vice President; Jon Warling, 2nd Vice President; Patrick Batts, Administrative Vice President

Newsletter: Farm Bureau News

Circulation: 8,000

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: N

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Washington State Farm Bureau's primary area of concern is land use. The group has 16,000 members and produces a regular newsletter, Farm Bureau News, which has a circulation of 8,000. The Washington State Farm Bureau engages in many activities such as grassroots activities, lobbying, communications, and public relations.

*Issue Areas

Land use.

 

**Western States Coalition

P.O. Box 560

New Harmony, UT 84757

Telephone: (801)586-4239

Fax: (801)586-7660

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(4)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 4,100

Key Officers: Met Johnson, Executive Director

Newsletter: None

Circulation: N/A

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: N

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences:Y

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: Y

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Western States Coalition is a membership organization of county and state elected and appointed government officials that seeks to facilitate "new environmentalism" -- environmentalism that incorporates "hope instead of fear, solutions instead of conflict, education instead of litigation, science instead of emotion, and employing human resources instead of destroying them." The group has a membership of 4,100, focuses the most on land use issues, and hosts two summits per year drawing the participation of several hundred government officials.

*Issue Areas

Timber, grazing, mining forestry, wool recreation, ranching, water conservation and wool growers' concerns.

 

**Yellow Ribbon Coalition

P.O. Box 240

Springfield, OR 97477

Telephone: (541)747-5874

Fax: (541)747-0612

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: None

Tax Status: 501(c)(6)

Affiliated Organizations: None

Members: 5,000

Key Officers: Muriel Peay, Executive Director

Newsletter: Yellow Ribbon Coalition Newsletter; The Express (weekly fax)

Circulation: 5,000+

*Activities

Grassroots Mobilization: Y

Grassroots Training: Y

Policy Analyses: Y

Conferences: N

Video/Radio Production: N

Book Publications: N

Legal Assistance: N

Lobbying: Y

Public Relations: Y

Communications: Y

Seminars: N

Fax on Demand: N

*Program Summary

The Yellow Ribbon Coalition plays an important role in the education of children, sponsoring activities at local schools such as paper making and sponsoring an activity group, Renewable Resource Recyclers (3R). The group also sets up tours and arranges speakers for both school children and the media. The Yellow Ribbon Coalition has a membership of 5,000 and publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Yellow Ribbon Coalition Newsletter.

*Issue Areas

Timber issues, property rights and federal lands issues.

 


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