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    I am not sure if I support it. It seems to have a lot of emphasis on collecting plants from the wild, and little on determining how much is already in collections.

    I could understand if its goal was to rescue plants from bogs that are about to be destroyed, or to educate the public on Sarracenia, or to try and protect remaining bogs. But it seems to be focussed on taking a few plants from every bog that it is possible, and putting them into collections.

    There are an awful lot of Sarracenia in collections already. Perhaps, they aren't representative of many populations. But, they seem to be a resource the Sarracenia collection is not foccussing on.

    Perhaps, if collecting is the way people plan on going about this, we should map which species from which locations are already in collections, and focus on collecting from areas that are not represented only, if at all.

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    I know this is U.S. project... just wanted let you all know you have some support "North of the Border".

    I hope to expand on my sarracenia collection this year.

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    carnivorous23, You should read the 14 other pages this poll came off of. It would tell you that we intend to look at the captive specimens first, collecting seed or plants would be secondary, legally done, with full documentation as to where and why. All above board, sir. The stands are disappearing so fast, we want to preserve the biodiversity that is left out there, before it is gone forever. And we want everygrower in the US and Canada to have the plants from specific locations that so many serious collectors want. If something becomes commonplace, no one will buy it from someone asking a ridiculous price for it. A poacher would rapidly lose his incentive to take what is no longer valuable as all would have it. Thats' right, Appendix 1 plants as well. And we write to whomever to get the permission we need for legal collection purposes, if those services are required. "Nuff said.
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    I would be happy to contribute to this effort. My contribution at this point would be financial only, as I have neither the room nor time to assist in ways that I would prefer to. Let me know.

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    I would like to have a project assigned to me.
    I have good interpersonal skills, and I'm good on the phone (gotta talk to customers at work and all), so I can certainly make phone calls to organizations like, for instance, the New York Botanical Garden.
    I teach, so I can offer my services as such. If there is a class that needs to be taught, I can help.
    I can also offer a small amount of grow space.
    And any other tasks, just ask! I'm happy to provide whatever other services that are needed.
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    Schloaty, I do have a project that I need to assign. We need to find out what material is currently present in collections with as much data as possible. If you accept the task, you can decide wheather you want to start a new thread, or handle it by p'ms or what not. I would prefer not to congest this thread with it though.

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    Hey Folks,

    As I posted in my long note to the main discussion thread on this, I'd be willing to help in a number of ways.

    1)I could help in the drafting of a charter/business plan.

    2)I could help be a canary-in-the-coalmine, and tell you which ideas are likely not going to work with Fish and Wildlife, etc.

    3)When it gets going, I could donate plants.

    4)I could help you seek ICPS Funding.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you , Barry, for validating my idea. I am pleased to see as many as I have, respond to this project, and it makes me feel good that I brought this up to Tamlin. And as you see, it is growing leaps and bounds. We can make a difference in the fate of our bogs, and with all of you, we may even be able to slow or stop the developer who will not work with the earth and work with the plants in his plan. Preserve the earth, and its precious cargo. It is up to us!
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