Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:20:33 -0500

Yeah, I'd be up for it Todd. Throw in aquatic snails, a group that if
anything is more endangered than mussels, and we have an important,
complementary list to this one.

--Bruce Stallsmith
you can still find 23 species of mussel-in-one site on the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Todd D. Crail" <tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L--
>Date: 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...
>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 :)
>The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
>Be the change you want to see.
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