Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:13:07 -0500

With Ben's post, I was reminded of something I thought of while driving the
SE a week ago.

Would there be enough interest, or would NANFA consider it, to have a
separate NANFA email list for mussel posts?

I would have posted this to the BOD list, but I wanted to see what kind of
interest there would be. Sorry if this was out of line.

I think mussel conservation is deeply tied together with our mission, and
while the Unio list is a fantastic resource, it may be intimidating to many
folks because it is SO deeply entrenched with academics and professionals,
and the jargon they communicate with each other.

As you may know, Bob Muller recently represented foremost, himself and his
work, but also NANFA-in-a mussel reproduction seminar in Columbus, OH part
host by the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. I see a great
usefulness between our two groups in the conservation of aspects of North
American aquatic ecosystems, and this may be a link to what NANFA can do as
"its part" in yet another forum.

I also recently posted my Spring Fling pictures to the Unio list and you
wouldn't have believed the folks who came out of the cracks off-list... Some
from out west who'd never seen a darter, only had heard of this magical

This may be a way to tie it all together :)


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