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September 2011

volume 26, issues 9

Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society Next Meeting: September 18, 2011

Inside this issue: Upcoming Events…… 2 General information

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Letter from the President……………….. 4 Conservation & Restoration of the Bahamian Island, Sandy Cay………………. 7 Part 2: Disney Herpetoculture……. 11 Sgt. Saves IFrog for Global Amphibian Blitz…………………………… 13

PNHS Picnic Sparks an Impromptu Outreach….……………………….. 14 Announcements …………...

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Meeting Location: Highline Community College

Board Meeting 4 p.m.

2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA

General Meeting: 6 p.m.

Building 12, Room 10

Speaker Presentation: Dallas LaDucer Will be speaking on his recent adventure in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Come hear a fascinating presentation!

Herp of the Month: Herps of South America

Contacts & Vets……….. 16 Classifieds………………... 17 Membership Application……………….. 18

October PNHS Newsletter Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011

Left: Argentinian Horned Frog; Above: Peruvian Rainbow Boa. Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia.


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September 17, 2011:

PNHS Swap Meet See “ Announcements” for more details.

September 18, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Herps of South America Speaker: Dallas LaDucer will be speaking & sharing pictures from his recent adventures in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

October 9, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Amphibians Speaker: Maximillian Press will be speaking on his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. PNHS Election: Nominees Slated

October 15-16, 2011:

PNHS Outreach “ S eattle Reptile Expo” presented by the BeanFarm Puyallup Fairgrounds, by the Gold Gate

November 13, 2011:

PNHS ’ Annual Auction & Potluck ( in place of a regular meeting ) Come enjoy food and fun with a special presentation by guest speaker Nick Mutton on the release of his new book!

December 2011:

PNHS Elections: Current members receive ballots and cast votes via Snail Mail.

December 11, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Herps of North America Speaker: Doug Taylor, topic TBA

January 15, 2012:

PNHS Regular Meeting Speaker: Dr. Robert Sprackland, topic TBA

June 2nd—3rd, 2012:

Emerald City Reptile Expo Seattle Center Exhibition Hall


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General information & guidelines re

PNHS’ Monthly Meetings are a great place to learn something new, purchase feeders at a discount, and meet new people

General Information The Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society (PNHS) is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Washington. PNHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the public, as well as the conservation, ecology, and captive care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians. The society also takes an active role in legislative and environmental issues affecting these animals and their habitats. Meeting Information PNHS holds its general meeting on the third Sunday of every month (with exceptions for holidays) at 6:00pm at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Building 12 Room 101. The Board meeting begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 5:30. Other business and socialization occurs between 5:30 and 6; then the General Meeting starts. Meetings are open to the public, and the society encourages anyone with an interest in herpetology to attend. Please purchase a membership to show your support for the society. Animal Donations Looking to adopt, release an animal or donate cages and equipment? Please contact the Adoptions Committee by email at adoptions@pnwhs.org, or by voicemail at 206- 583-0686. We will contact you and make arrangements. Other Donations The Adoption Committee receives minimal financial support from the Society, so donations of money, food, cages, and equipment are always needed and appreciated. Please contact the Adoption Chair to make a donation. Adoptions To adopt an animal that is in the care of the Committee, you must be present at the meeting, be a current member (of at least one month), and be over 18 years of age or have parental consent. For more details see the web site or contact the Adoption Chair. Newsletter Information A monthly newsletter absorbs the lion’s share of the price of a PNHS membership. In order to keep it interesting, we encourage contribution of original articles, book reviews, letters, ads, and cartoons for publication. Items for incorporation into articles are also welcome, though with no guarantee of their use. Submissions may be sent to the Newsletter Committee or to the Society through the contacts listed on the following page.

Above: Both Green Tree Python Photos courtesy of the Adams’ Family.

Editorial Policy The views expressed in this publication are solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Society, its members, or the Newsletter Committee. The Newsletter Committee reserves the right to edit all submissions including advertisements.


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Letter from the President By Aimee Kenoyer

PNHS desperately needs more foster homes! Right now, we are getting more calls and emails than ever on our Adoptions line. Almost on a daily basis, we are turning away animals. Where else is there for people to go? Nowhere, unfortunately everyone else typically sends their unwanted reptiles to us. We are able to get some help from the Seattle Turtle and Tortoise Club when it comes to some Chelonians, but we're routinely swamped with calls about Leopard Geckos, Ball Pythons, Bearded Dragons...and more. Our largest need is for someone else who can foster Red Tail Boas, and for someone who can foster lizards.

Photo of PNHS foster Bearded Dragon “Kairi� by Aimee Kenoyer

What, you may ask, is involved in fostering for PNHS? All you have to provide is a little time, space, and electricity. PNHS will cover all supplies, food, caging, and veterinary costs. We ask that you be a member in good standing, and have an initial screening chat with someone on the Adoptions committee. It is essential that you have space in your home (or office) to quarantine PNHS fosters away from your own collection. If needed, we can provide you with gloves and/or disinfectants to use on materials for your foster animals. You can foster one at a time, or ten at a time - however many you feel you have the time and space to accommodate. I typically have at least two, and have fostered as many as five or six. Currently, I have a special-needs Bearded Dragon, a Baird's Ratsnake, and a Ball Python; I'll be adding two Black Ratsnakes in the next week. Everyone in our group that fosters, is full. We'll work with you to make certain you feel comfortable fostering a new type of animal. In fact, I find fostering to be a fantastic way to test-drive a new species, and find out if you really Continued...


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Letter From The President, Continued... ant to have on on a day-to-day basis. This is how I ended up with my first Crested Gecko, Quizno, over three years ago now. It's also how I realized that while I like Beardies, I don't want to have one on a permanent basis. I've been fostering for more than five years now, almost as long as I've been part of PNHS. I'm not really set up to keep tortoises long-term, but I just love them and so I occasionally foster little Russians when they come in, if I have the space available. Why would I want to foster, you may ask? Well, there is the idea of test-driving a new herp. Fostering is also a fantastic way to learn more about different species, and about variations within species. In the time I've spent as a PNHS foster home, I've had: Ball Pythons; Red Tail Boas; Leopard Geckos; Borneo Pythons; Black Ratsnakes; WhiteSided Yellow Ratsnakes; Baird's Ratsnakes; Cornsnakes of all colors and sizes; California Kingsnakes; Russian Tortoises; Leopard Tortoises; Crested Geckos; Bearded Dragons; and Chuckwallas...and I'd lay money that I've forgotten a few. I've learned so much about all these various species by keeping them short-term, and it has been an invaluable experience for me personally as a herptile-nerd. I also find it extremely rewarding to help these animals in need. For example, my current Beardie foster Kairi is very much a special-needs girl. Left: Kairi Photo by Aimee Kenoyer

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She had a good start the first six months or so in life, then spent the next six months without appropriate UV, heat, or the proper diet. Not surprisingly, she has MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease; this is caused by a mineral deficiency and can affect any reptile but is most common in lizards and geckos that have had improper care. You can learn more about it here: http://www.anapsid.org/mbd.html ). After a thorough exam and consultation with one of our exotic vets, Dr Lejnieks of the Bird and Exotic Clinic, Kairi has a good but guarded prognosis. Fortunately, we were able to get her in time to make a positive impact in her life; if treatment progresses well within six months it will be impossible to tell she was ever ill. She's an extremely sweet young Beardie and would love to spend all her time on someone's shoulder, cuddling. Without us, this Beardie's ending would have been painful and protracted; as it stands, she is likely to make a full recovery and be a fantastic pet for the right family. So here I am, giving you the Bambi-eyes and pleading on my knees. We are turning away fosters on a regular basis, and there is not much I dislike more than being unable to help an animal. Please, please consider being a foster home for PNHS. If you are interested or would just like to talk more about it, let me know. While my term as President ends with January's meeting, I expect to foster for PNHS for the foreseeable future - I wouldn't have it any other way. Aimee Kenoyer

“Everyone in our group that fosters,

is full.”

2011 President Left: MBD in a Crested Gecko. Photo by Aimee Kenoyer

- Aimee Kenoyer


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Conservation and Restoration of the Bahamian Island, Right: The Bahamas as Sandy Cay seen from space. Photo By Edgar M. Fortune

courtesy of Wikipedia.

The Exuma islands are located in the Bahamas -- 35 miles southeast of Nassau or about 90 minutes by air from Miami. The Exumas are a collection of over 365 cays and islands stretching over 120 miles with the two main islands of Great Exuma and Little Exuma. The total population consists of approximately 7,500 people. The people rely on farming, fishing and tourism for their livelihood. These once obscure, small islands are now a very popular tourism destination in the Caribbean. With world-class resorts in the construction phase, and island temperatures averaging in the mid-70’s all year around, Exuma will surely attract the rich and famous along with the problems inherent of discovery.

Protected Population

Sandy Cay Iguana, Cyclura r. cristata.

There is a sign that warns people to respect the endangered iguanas that live here. In the early 90’s, a population density study was performed and biologist estimated that only 150-200 iguanas exist. Due to invasive species, the iguana population was in peril of extermination. The introduction of rats, rattus ssp. and one lone raccoon (that was ultimately removed by a conservation biologist) also contributed to these low numbers. Above right: setting up camp in Sandy Cay.

In mid 2004, I had the opportunity to visit two populations of rare iguanas in the Bahamas. The first part of the trip was to Sandy Cay, a small cay, or low–lying sandy coral island that is about 25 hectares (or about 61 acres) in size. Sandy Cay is home to the only known population of the

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Conservation and Restoration of the Bahamian Island, Sandy Cay, Continued... Three other reptile species inhabit Sandy Cay, two species of Anole and one Sphaerodactylus ssp. In addition, several species of birds nest on the island, Laughing gull, Osprey, Antillian nighthawk, Zenaida dove, White-crowned pigeon, Grey kingbird, Bahamian mockingbird, Royal tern and Wison’s plover. Several avian species migrate through the area, including the Green heron, Black-necked stilt and peregrine falcons.

Invasion of Australian Pine Australian pine, Casuarina equisitifolia, has aggressively colonized parts of Sandy Cay – an otherwise pristine island. Australian pine is a deciduous tree; other common names include beefwood, ironwood, she-oak and horsetail tree. Australian pine can grow to 46 m (150 ft) and 10-20 cm (4-8 in) in diameter and is native to Australia, south Pacific Islands and Southeast Australian Pine, Causuarina equistitfolia. Photo Asia. Australian pine was introduced to the United courtesy of Wikipedia. States in the late 1800’s and disseminated throughout Florida and the Caribbean by the turn of the century. The most common Casuarinas established in central and southern Florida include three species: Casuarina equisitfolia, C. cunninghamiana and C. glauca. Common uses for these trees include ornamental purposes, windbreaks, hardwood, pulpwood, tannin and shade. Unfortunately, casuarinas have proven inadequate for every application. The Florida exotic pest and plant counsel list Australian pine as a category “1” plant. Category “1” plant species are defined as an “invasive exotic” that is altering native plant species communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions. When established, it alters temperature, light and chemistry of soils which drastically affects the native plants and animals beneath it. Australian pine has shallow roots that rarely penetrate very deep into the soil, which can encourage beach erosion by displacing deep-rooted native vegetation. In addition, they interfere with the nesting of endangered sea turtles and the American crocodile (Klukas, 1969). The Australian pine reproduces prolifically by seed, and is dispersed by avian species, wind, water and fruiting heads float .With rapid growth of 5-10 ft. a year, dense shade, dense litter accumulation, allelopathic compounds that inhibit growth of other vegetation; it is difficult for other plant species to compete. Continued…


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Conservation and Restoration, Continued... Removal of Australian Pine Our team with the Global Insular Conservation Society (GICS) has conducted two habitat restoration projects on Sandy Cay May 19-28, 2011 and May 23-June 6, 2009. The primary task of our restoration effort has been to eradicate the Casuarina tree. This tree has the potential to degrade the Sandy Cay iguana’s habitat by shading out the animal’s food plants. Above: The only sure way to truly get rid of invasive Australian Pine in the Sandy Cay, Bahamas.

A characteristic of the Casuarina is its ability to re-sprout from its extensive root system once the main trunk is cut. Some previous cutting of the Casuarinas on Sandy Cay has left acres of foot-tall trees sprouting from the intact root systems. Consequently, our removal technique has been the application of a systemic herbicide to the stump of the tree immediately after cutting. This “cut stump” method assures that the entire root system of the tree will be killed, and it minimizes the risk of impacting other plants and animal. Our team has achieved an approximate 80% kill rate of Casuarina using brush application of a Trichlopyr herbicide in a diluted formula widely marketed as “Brush and Stump Killer.” A two-person crew can make quick work of an undisturbed grove of Casuarinas. One person cuts the tree down with a chain saw while the second, properly garbed in personal protective gear, immediately brushes the herbicide onto the stump. If the stump is not coated promptly it will “heal” inhibiting absorption of the chemical. Eradication becomes much more tedious when dealing with myriad small trees sprouting from Casuarina roots. In this instance, a team member usually works kneeling, moving across the ground while cutting the thin stems with loppers and then painting. We anticipate at least one more trip to Sandy Cay to substantially eliminate the Casuarina. The larger trees, potential seed sources have been a priority for removal.

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“Conservation and Restoration” Continued...

Impact In 2011, the iguana population appears very strong. I have observed many hatchlings, including a variety of different body sizes of iguanas. In addition, we were able to capture 15-20 animals so we could process them. Processing includes taking measurements (including head vent (HV) and tail), assessing health, implanting transponders and determining sex. As with any invasive removal effort, years of follow-up monitoring will be needed. Nonetheless, our small-scale project does approach the goal of restoring Sandy Cay to its original condition and protecting this unique species of iguana. Text and Photos by Edgar M. Fortune, Global Insular Conservation Society Above: taking snout to vent measurements; Right: Sandy Cay Iguana basking

For more information: Check out Global Insular Conservation Society at www.IslandEcosystems.org

PNHS is proud to welcome Global Insular Conservation Society into our “Conservation and Education” section of the 2012 Emerald City Reptile Expo.


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Disney Herpetoculture Part 2 Left: Part of the endangered species mural inside the Conservation Station in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Below: Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Conservation Hero Button

reptiles and amphibians in our journey through Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Previously, we covered one of the seven areas in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Now on to Africa... A steam train ride on the “Wildlife Express” takes you away from the “Conservation Station” at Rafiki’s Planet Watch to the magic of “Africa” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Not to miss for avid herpers: the “Kilimanjaro Safari” ride, on which you are a passenger in an open safari tour truck. The elaborate design of the ride gets you ridiculously close to many African animals. Think “Northwest Trek” but with lions, hippos, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes and an unbelievable proximity to many Nile Crocodiles. It is also reminiscent of our very own “Northwest Trek” wildlife park in that the time of day and animal routines and activity (and perhaps some luck!) dictate what you will see, so it’s worth doing over and over again. Left: Check the proximity of the bridge you are on to the beautiful but dangerous Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus.) Right: Can you count the crocs?


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Disney Herpetoculture, Part Two continued…. Going Prehistoric... For those that enjoy reptiles in their prehistoric form, Disney has an entire land in Animal Kingdom just for you: Welcome to “DinoLand, USA.” Here you’ll find activities for all ages, from the thrill ride of “Dinosaur!” to the dino-themed kiddie amusement park (flying triceratops instead of flying “Dumbo” elephants,) the “Boneyard,” a mega-sized fossil climbing structure that puts kids and adults to the test, a complete T-Rex skeleton built 1:1 scale, and the “Cretaceous Trail” for exploring prehistoric plants and their descendents of today.

Kilimanjaro Safaris: Think “Northwest Trek” with lions , cheetahs, hippos and crocs

Above: The Dino Institute Logo: “Exploration, Excavation, Exultation;” Right: Full scale T-Rex skeleton. Below, Left: Future PNHS Newsletter Editor attacked by dinosaur, circa 2002.

Next: Our final look at herpetoculture at Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes us to the Pangani Trail in Disney’s “Asia.” Plus: Exploring the Disney World’s art galleries with a focus on reptiles and amphibians.

Text & photos by B. Huber


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Sergeant Saves Iraqi Frog as Part of

“Project Global Amphibian Blitz” Reprinted with permission: HerpDigest, Vol. 11, Issue 32, Dated 7/18/11; www.HerpDigest.org

Jonathan Trouern-Trend, an intelligence sergeant with the Connecticut National Guard, was at the latrine of the U.S. military base near Al Bakr, Iraq, when he made a discovery: a Lemon-Yellow Tree Frog, one of Iraq’s eight species of amphibians, was sharing the bathroom with him. According to Trouern-Trend, the frog had likely been sucked up from a nearby pond by a cleaning truck, which then deposited the frog inside the bathroom when workers hosed down the facilities. Trouern-Trend, concerned that the midday hear would render the oven-like latrine uninhabitable for ampihibians (not to mention human beings,) sprang into action. He captured the frog, carried it to a nearby pond, and released it after snapping a picture. Back at his computer, he uploaded the photo to iNaturalist, a new social network for identifying flora and fauna. He then tagged the image with the latrine’s location and added it to the Global Amphibian Blitz’ project. Here is his observation: “I first learned about iNaturalist a month ago, when a friend of mine (who also helps run the website) introduced me to it. The network can be used for simple species identification (much as I’ve previously described,) or it can facilitate dedicated projects like the Global Amphibian Blitz, which is an effort to take a census of all the world’s amphibians. A joint project Amphibiaweb, The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, The Amphibian Specialist Group, and The Amphibian Ark, the project uses Web 2.0 technology to enable people from all over the worl to track amphibians using cameras or smart phones.” And the project needs your help, and you don’t have to be an expert or a National Guardsman to pitch in. Join the Global Amphibian Blitz at http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/global-amphibianblitz today to help census the world’s amphibians for science and conservation.


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Pictures from PNHS’ Annual “Member Appreciation Barbeque”

Above: Beautiful iguanas prove irresistible to children and spark an impromptu outreach;

Kudos to the cooks and all the mountains of delicious food! Left: Escaping Maryland just 3 minutes ahead of Hurricane Irene, PNHS’ Troy Barnhatt on duty at the grill; Right: Future Legacy PNHS President Thomas strikes a pose with his dad and PNHS Past President, Jennifer Sronce.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS PNHS Swap Meet is coming up! Saturday September 17th (the day before the meeting), from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, PNHS will host a table at the Star Lite Swap Meet. This is a standing swap meet in Tacoma, and this year we're going to try it out as a replacement venue for our usual garage sale. Do you have a pile of dusty items taking up space in your home or garage, that were going to be dumped at the nearest thrift store when you finally had time? Please consider donating to PNHS, as we need all the help we can get from our various fundraising activities. If you have donatable items, please contact Aimee at 206-200-1240 or aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org to arrange pickup/transfer. Please note, this is intended to be used salable items for the general public; we're not looking for herp-specific stuff. Also, if you'd like to volunteer for a shift to work the table, let us know! The address is 8327 S Tacoma Way / Tacoma, WA 98499.

PNHS Auction & Potluck is right around the corner! Each year in November, instead of a regular meeting, PNHS holds an auction for members and friends. All proceeds go directly back into the society. This is a fun, family-friendly meeting where everyone brings a dish, items for auction, and some money to bid on stuff. Reptile stuff is good (but NOT used caging and supplies, unless you have something really special). Feel free to think outside the box - in prior years, popular items have been donated artwork, services like window-washing and yard work, mani-pedi gift certificates, books, exotic vet exams, you name it! Please do not bring live animals, but in some cases a gift-certificate toward purchase of an animal is acceptable. Please also note that all donations are tax-deductible and we can get you a receipt! If you have items to donate, contact Aimee at aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org or Brenda at brenda.huber@pnwhs.org.

Election time is here again! Do you know someone who'd make a fabulous addition to the PNHS Board? Would you like to step up your involvement and put a little more time into PNHS yourself? Nominate yourself, nominate your spouse, nominate your neighbor - all PNHS members over 18 are eligible. Election nominations are due for announcement at the November meeting. Ballots will be mailed out by December first, to be returned by early January. Your 2012 Board will be announced at January's meeting. If you're curious about what the positions are, and what each entails, you can find a description on our website in Article III of the Bylaws: http://www.pnwhs.org/ByLaws. You can also ask your current Board members what they do, to get an idea of expectations and of time commitment.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: As of October, PNHS monthly meetings are shifted to the 2nd Sunday! This means that September's meeting will be 9/18; October's meeting will be 10/9. Due to the need to shift for several holidays as well as The Bean Farm's October show in Puyallup, we think it will be easier to simply move the usual meeting date.


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Contact Information PNHS P.O. Box 66147

adoptions:206-583-0686

Burien, WA 98166

email: contactus@pnwhs.org

www.pnwhs.org

general information: 206-628-4740

Area Representatives Greater Seattle

Aimee Kenoyer 206-200-1240

aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org

N King & Snohomish

Brenda Huber 206-334-7168

brenda.huber@pnwhs.org

S King & Pierce

Dale Drexler

dale.drexler@yahoo.com

Oregon

Elizabeth Freer 503-436-1064

253-606-4328

elizabethfreer@aol.com

Peninsula, Skagit, Whatcom & Island, Thurston, Lewis, Spokane—need volunteers! Officers for 2011 President

Aimee Kenoyer

aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org

Vice President

Dave Alverson

dave.alverson@pnwhs.org

President-Elect

Brenda Huber

brenda.huber@pnwhs.org

Treasurer

Dale Drexler

dale.drexler@pnwhs.org

Secretary

Mel Kreachbaum

secretary@pnwhs.org

Membership Secretary Vivian Eleven

members@pnwhs.org

Members-At-Large

Rachel Shirk

rachel.shirk@pnwhs.org

Julie Sharkey

julie.sharkey@pnwhs.org

Geoff Sweet

geoff.sweet@pnwhs.org

Heather Shipway

heather.shipway@pnwhs.org

Amanda Perez

amanda.perez@pnwhs.org

Adoptions Coordinator Rachel Shirk

adoptions@pnwhs.org

Newsletter Editor

Marian Huber

newsletter@pnwhs.org

Webmaster

Geoff Sweet

webmaster@pnwhs.org

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