We hope that you find the October 7 edition of "Audubon In the News," below, interesting and informative. Please note: you may have to register with individual news sites to view some stories; if you are unable to link directly to articles of interest, we suggest that you try copying and pasting the URL into your browser. We welcome your suggestions for future issues - please send suggested media stories to me at ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx>. Thank you, Erica Barton Media Manager National Audubon Society 700 Broadway New York, NY 10003 212-979-3197 ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx AUDUBON CENTERS AND EDUCATION Tracking the Mighty Monarch (Searching for monarch butterflies at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Maine) <http://outdoors.mainetoday.com/news/051002butterfly.shtml> AUDUBON CHAPTERS Replanting the Prairie (Volunteers with the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society help plant prairie flowers along the South Creek-Wilson's Creek Greenway Trail) <http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051003/NEWS01/510030346> Hawaii Governor Safeguards Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Governor of Hawaii creates a marine refuge in all state waters in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - and will work with Hawaii Audubon Society to pursue designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) <http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/sep2005/2005-09-30-04.asp> AUDUBON CONSERVATION POLICIES AND ISSUES Species Act Backers Pin Hopes on Senate ("Extinction Bill" that proposes changes to the Endangered Species Act) <http://www.theolympian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051003/NEWS/510030301> A Quest for Oil Collides With Nature in Alaska (The debate regarding leasing Teshekpuk, a corner of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, for oil exploration) <http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/national/02slope.html?pagewanted=1&hp> (registration required) AUDUBON PEOPLE Sweat, Fire Help Bring US Midwest Prairies Back (Stephen Packard, a naturalist with Audubon, works to restore vanished prairies in the US Midwest) <http://www.heraldnewsdaily.com/stories/news-0080508.html> AUDUBON STATE PROGRAMS Unlikely River Allies 'Lock Arms' (Group of conservationists, including Dan McGuiness, director of Audubon's Upper Mississippi Campaign, work to improve both commercial navigation and the ecosystem of the Mississippi River) <http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/columnists/12787053.htm> (registration required) Judge Rejects Timber Plan (Environmental groups, including Audubon Washington, are victorious in their challenge over logging plan) <http://126.96.36.199/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050928/NEWS/509280304> Hundreds of Acres Will Form Buffer for Beidler Forest (One million dollar grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to buy land to create a buffer beside the Francis Beidler Forest) <http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3909656&nav=0RaP> Kirkwood Added to Preserve (Kirkwood Farm, a habitat for locally threatened species of grassland birds, has been designated as a preserve) <http://www.dailylocal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15318545&BRD=1671&PAG=461&dept_id=17782&rfi=6> Isaac's Raises Funds for Birds (Isaac's Restaurant & Deli will raise money for Audubon Pennsylvania's "Blue Mountain - Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Project") <http://ydr.com/story/main/87685/> BIRDS AND BIRDING Plight of the Migrating Birds (The impact of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina on migrating bird populations) <http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/national/article/0,1406,KNS_350_4134176,00.html> (registration required) Record Numbers for EuroBirdwatch 2005 (BirdLife International's annual festival where members of the public from all over Europe observe, explore and enjoy birds) <http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2005/10/eurobirdwatch05.html> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Audubon in the News and Audubon Newswire are sent to Audubon Chapter leaders, board members, and others interested in Audubon activities nationwide. If you do not wish to receive further editions, it is easy to unsubscribe: simply send an e-mail message to <ltennefoss@xxxxxxxxxxx>. In the subject of your e-mail, write UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSWIRE. For questions or to suggest topics for Newswire, please contact the Chapter Services Office through e-mail at <ltennefoss@xxxxxxxxxxx>, or by phone at (800) 542-2748. Lynn Tennefoss Vice President, State Programs and Chapter Services Building 30, Fort Missoula Road Missoula, MT 59804 Phone: (800) 542-2748 CELEBRATE Audubon's CENTENNIAL I00 Years of Conservation www.audubon.org You are subscribed to Chapter-Communicator. To unsubscribe, send email to chapter-communicator-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/chapter-communicator.