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58. Pulp & Paperworkers Resource Council
(Latest update 2001)

(Northern Pine Region)
International Paper Company
Shore Airport Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

(518) 585-5415
Fax (518) 585-5772
E-mail: pbarber@cptelco.net
Web site: http://www.pprc.com

Key Personnel

Patti Barber, Director, PACE Local 5, home phone (518) 585-7859
George Denton, Special Projects Director, PACE Local 5, (5l8) 585-5540

Coalition Involvements

The Northern Pine Region is part of the national Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council.

The PPRC web page has hyperlinks to Northwest Timber Workers Resource Council, Alliance for America, Intermountain Forest Industry Association, Washington Forest Protection Association, Temperate Forest Foundation, The American Land Rights Association, the American Pulpwood Association, and WoodCom, Inc.

Organization Description and Goals

The Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council is a labor organization with regional directors in seven areas of the country.

Purpose Statement: "To establish a grassroots coalition concerned with fiber supply, forest practices, the endangered species act, and our environment in a way that promotes knowledge and political activism, so that we may influence legislation that effects our jobs."

PPRC's "Position Paper on Land Use of Private Property" states, "Wood products industry workers believe that in order to maintain a sustainable fiber supply, proper land stewardship is essential."

"Government agencies must give more consideration to private landowner rights," including:

"The PPRC believes current laws are not balanced and do not adequately address the rights of private landowners. Some laws (such as ESA, Wetlands Rules, EPA Regulations, etc.) do not consider Fifth Amendment rights, therefore resulting in unbalanced regulations for private landowners."

Comments

Patti Barber testified at the Tannersville, N.Y., hearing on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves held in May 1996 by the House of Representatives Committee on Resources at the request of Congressman Jerry Solomon. Expressing her concern about the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve, she gave testimony supporting the need for Congressional approval before designating Biosphere Reserves.

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