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Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
April 3, 2010

Matthieu Ricard once said, "What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage" This is what I have experienced over the years with BCA -- it is an organization filled with the kind of smart, caring people who just don't give up. And in Wyoming this counts for so much! Even tho some of the staff people have changed over the twenty years this group has been around, the mission hasn't -- they're still using science and law to win on behalf of clean rivers, old growth forests, restored prairies and all the beautiful wildlife living in these landscapes. It takes a lot of grist and heart not to go down into despair in this environmental crisis -- I love and admire all these folks for continuing their work. They inspire me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their work to document the need to protect ground nesting birds and raptors in the midst of new wind farm developments. This is a razor's edge for any environmentalist, and BCA has been teaching themselves and agencies how to look carefully at this issue.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their tenacity. They use the logo of the Badger: an animal that is fiercely protective of its territory. If you ever saw a "David and Goliath" situation, it's BCA fighting the powerful oil and gas industry that's been let loose in WY.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This group already does so much with so little money! They could pay themselves a decent salary and hire all the legal, scientific and communications staff TODAY that they need to file the lawsuits and petitions so necessary to protecting our environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Former staff & I helped get the group started a long time ago, but have not worked for them in 10 years. Still i do answer the requests for letters and i send money (wish it could be more) when i can.

Pachamama Alliance
April 25, 2009

This beautiful organization is a blend of ancient wisdom and modern technology. it's using the best of both worlds to teach, support, and inspire ALL of us to be the change we want to see on earth today.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how people are reinvigorated to make a personal commitment to bringing for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on earth NOW.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & i help people whose hearts are breaking for what's happening on earth today to reconnect with their power to make change in their community.