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This Inquiring Mind Wants To Know

By Bruce Benninghoff CFA Director

As a relatively new member on the board of directors of the Colorado For- estry Association, I have not had the opportunity to meet very many mem- bers yet. I would like to know more about the members’ interests in forestry. Are you a land owner? Are you a forest products producer? Are you a forest products consumer? Are you a natural resources consultant? Or, is your in- terest of a non-economic nature?

I would also like to know what you would like to see CFA do more of or less of. Would you like CFA to publish a membership directory so that you could find other members in your area or contact other members with simi- lar interests? What information would you be willing to share in such a directory? Should inclusion be automatic or optional?

This desire to communicate with CFA members led me to create the Yahoo Group, “ColoradoForestryAssoc”, and invite you to join. The invitation and instructions on how to join were published in the April/May/June issue of this newsletter. The response has been underwhelming. So, now I would like to know why. Do you not have internet access? Are you concerned about security risks associated with using the internet? Do you not feel the need to have two way communications? Do you visit the CFA web site?

My snail mail address, phone number and email address are listed in the newsletter. Choose your method of communication and help me learn the answers to all the questions above.

CFA Website

www.coloradoforestry.org

Make sure you visit our website regularly to keep abreast of the best in Colo- rado forestry information. We use the website to keep everyone in- formed about Association activities and upcoming tours and events.

Forum chatroom. Information on joining others who share an in- terest in Colorado’s trees and for- ests can be found on our website. It is easy (and secure) to join this internet cyber cafe to visit with each other.

We also post recent copies of the Forestry Journal as well as additional articles and information about Colorado forestry. Bruce Benninghoff does a great job keep- ing the website fresh and informa- tive.

We have also created an Internet

CFA Newsletters Wanted

A complete set of all issues of the CFA newsletters is wanted. After reviewing our files, we are missing the following issues:

1988:

November

1989:

April/July/October

1996:

May

1997:

November

1998:

January/July/November

1999:

September

2000:

January/March

2001:

January

2002:

October

If you would kindly look through your archives, and if you find one of the missing issues, please send a copy to: Colorado Forestry Association, PO Box 270132,Ft. Collins, CO 80527. Thank you.

An open invitation to our readers . . .

The Forestry Journal is an open publication and the Associa- tion encourages submissions. We will also dedicate space for let- ters to the editor. Please email your questions, comments, opinions, or short articles or ideas for articles to the Association. Also, we are not a “blog”. All articles must include at- tribution of sources or they will not be used.

Newsletter Deadlines The remaining 2006 deadline for submitting letters, articles, or other forestry information items to the For- estry Journal is November 30th. All materials should be submitted either typewritten and double spaced or as a WORD file either on disk or via Internet to Phil Hoefer at pjhoefer@aol.com or mailed to Phil at 603 Atwood Ct., Ft. Collins, CO 80525.

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