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The Wolf Watershed Educational Project (WWEP) was formed to educate and organize the public around the issue of sulfide mining in Wisconsin, and particularly Rio Algom's proposed Crandon mine. These are speakers on the list for the 1996 Upriver Tour (along the Wolf and Wisconsin Rivers) and the 1997 Circle Tour (around the edge of the state). The tour events usually included one speaker from each section--representing environmentalists (or union members), Native Americans, and sportfishing groups/local residents--to reflect the breadth and diversity of the movement. This list is for media, churches, schools, and civic groups, so they can directly invite speakers or their comments. (Important note: very few people near the proposed mine sites have e-mail, but their insights and first-hand experiences are most valuable--please take the extra time to phone them.)


Bill Ahrens Northwoods Economic Development Project Pearson, 715-275-3679
Dave Anderson
Amy Anderson
Wisconsin Resources Protection Council technical water consultant Crandon 715-478-5179
Herb Buettner Wolf R. resort owner, Trout Unlimited, Wolf R.. Watershed Alliance, WI Conservation Congress (WCC) White Lake 715-882-8610 / 882-8612
Roscoe Churchill Rusk County Citizens Action Group (phone comments) Ladysmith 715-532-3868
Wally Cooper Sportsman involved in various fishing groups, wildlife groups Rhinelander 715-369-0528
George Rock WI Resources Protection Council, Wolf R. Watershed Alliance, engineer White Lake 715-882-4800
Bob Schmitz CLASP member, former communications workers' union local pres., Wolf R. Watershed Alliance pres., lake groups, sportsman White Lake 715-484-8121
Green Bay 920-499-3075
Chuck Sleeter Town Board chair Nashville 715-484-4501
Joanne Tacopina Town Board clerk Nashville 715-484-4501
Dorothy Tyra Wolf R. Watershed Alliance, WRPC Crandon chap. Nashville 715-484-2173
Stacy Volk Contact for Save Our Unique Lands (SOUL) powerline opponents 800-270-8455 wakeupwisc@aol.com
Tom Ward WI Resources Protection Council (WRPC) Crandon chap. pres. Nashville 715-478-2384
Tom Wilson Northern Thunder, Kennecott exploration opponent Fairchild 715-334-2271
Sonny Wreczycki Rollingstone Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Ainsworth 715-484-3231
(phone comments)


Fred Ackley Sokaogon Chippewa tribal judge, mining impact committee Mole Lake 715-478-7600
Amy Anderson Works with Keepers of the Water women's youth group Mole Lake 715-478-5179
Kenneth Fish Menominee mining and treaty rights office director Keshena 715-799-5620 nomining@itol.com
Christine Hanson, Joe Young Forest County Potawatomi environmental dept. Crandon 715-478-7209
Ron Hill Oneida Environmental Resources Board Oneida 920-869-1158
Bill Koenen Sokaogon Chippewa environmental office Mole Lake 715-478-7607
Laura Manthe Oneida Environmental Resources Board Oneida 920-490-6874 lmanthe@oneidanation.org
Barb Munson Wisconsin Indian Education Association, Oneida tribal member Mosinee 715-693-6238
Christine Munson Oneida tribal member; College of the Menominee Nation instructor Wausau 715-295-0018
Dewey Schenandore Menominee walker, Nations for Environmental Protection of Earth's Waters Madison 608-238-5415
Fran Van Zile Sokaogon Chippewa mining impact committee Mole Lake 715-478-7600
Jessica Van Zile Keepers of the Water Sokaogon Chippewa women's youth group Mole Lake 715-478-5179 (message)
Robert Van Zile Sokaogon Chippewa spiritual leader; Nashville town board member Mole Lake 715-478-5276
Chad Waukechon Bad R. Chippewa, working for Menominee Nation Communications Bonduel 715-745-4850


Dave Blouin Mining Impact Coalition, Sierra Club Four Lakes chap. Madison 608-233-8455 burroak15@aol.com
Dana Churness UWSP Progressive Action Organization
817 Franklin St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481 715-341-6058 dchur199@uwsp.edu
John Coleman Wildlife biologist, Midwest Treaty Network, WI Conservation Congress Madison 608-238-8164 / 263-2873 colemanj@calshp.cals.wisc.edu
Will Fantle Northern Thunder, environmental journalist; alternatives to mining Eau Claire 715-839-7731 wfantle@execpc.com
Karl Fate WI Resources Protection Council, researcher, paper mill technician Rhinelander 715-282-5895
Al Gedicks WI Resources Protection Council exec. sec., UW Sociology prof. La Crosse 608-784-4399 gedicks.albe@mail.uwlax.edu
Zoltán Grossman Midwest Treaty Network, cartographer, track records researcher Madison 608-246-2256 mtn@igc.org
Gerry Gunderson Committee of Labor Against Sulfide Pollution (CLASP), Steelworker Milwaukee 414-543-8474
Kira Henschel Mining Impact Coalition, Kids for Clean Water, geologist Madison 608-231-9721 goblinfern@aol.com
Brian Hirsch Midwest Treaty Network, environmental writer/researcher Madison 608-242-7196
Becky Katers Clean Water Action Council director Green Bay 920-468-4243 cwac@execpc.com
Melanie Kirsch Northwoods Alliance, pipeline opponent Rhinelander 715-369-2130
Don Lintereur Former high school biology teacher Tomahawk 715-453-2898
Bonnie Mayer Mining Impact Coalition Milwaukee 414-259-9086
Alice McCombs Watershed Information and News Service (WINS), Internet mining networks Shawano 715-524-5998 earthwins@earthwins.com
Debi McNutt Midwest Treaty Network, Committee of Labor Against Sulfide Pollution Madison 608-246-2256 mtn@igc.org
Sharon Metz Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights Milwaukee 414-871-7306
Chris Nehrbass Sierra Club Wisconsin River chap. Wausau 715-693-8501 nehrbassc@aol.com
Bart Olson Shopper Stopper editor, Sauk County pipeline opponent - - - (phone comments) Merrimac 608-493-2291 bart@shopperstopper.com
Len/Judy Pubanz Protect Our Wolf River (POW'R) Shawano 715-526-3426
Linda Sturnot Mining Impact Coalition
4212 W. Central Ave.
Milwaukee 414-421-9462 / 443-4569
Tim Tynan Mining Impact Coalition, socio-economic researcher Madison 608-245-1525 tjtynan@students.wisc.edu
Jim Wise ECCOLA, Protect Our Wisconsin River (POWR), businessman, sportsman Tomahawk 715-453-3676 / 453-8769 ecowise@newnorth.net
Kathy Wolf Mining Impact Coalition, human services administrator Cross Plains 608-798-3323 kwolf@facstaff.wisc.edu
Claire Vanderslice Mining Impact Coalition, geology researcher Grafton 414-375-2230