Endangered Species Coalition member groups from across the country submitted nominations for species that are threatened by fossil fuel development and transportation. We would like to thank each of these individuals for their submissions and/or for editing (and in some cases writing) the species profiles. Many thanks go to:
Alaska Wilderness League: Jessica Chute, Gwen Dobbs, Liz Vandenzen
Biodiversity Conservation Alliance: Duane Short, Erik Molvar
Center for Biological Diversity: Tierra Curry, Noah Greenwald, Catherine Kilduff, Rebecca Noblin
Defenders of Wildlife: Greg Buppert, Adam Kron
Hoosier Environmental Council: Tim Maloney
Rocky Mountain Wild: Josh Pollock, Megan Mueller
Sea Turtle Restoration Project: Carole Allen, Chris Pincetich,PH.D.
WildEarth Guardians: Mark Salvo
Our thanks go to Peggy Meehan of High Noon Communications (www.highnooncommunications.com) who received and coordinated species submissions, prepared them for the judges’ review and tallied judges’ scores.
We were very fortunate to have our board member, Jan Randall, Professor Emeritus of Biology at San Francisco State University, organizing the judging by our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). As always, the judges were knowledgeable, insightful, and wonderfully supportive of the work. In addition to Jan, our SAC includes: Jean Brennan, Ph.D., Research Associate, Virginia Tech, Conservation Management Institute, Richard Buchholz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, University of Mississippi, Gregory S. Butcher, Ph.D., Director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society, Sylvia Fallon, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council, Francesca Grifo, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, David Inouye, Ph.D., Professor and Director, CONS program, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, Gary Meffe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Camille Parmesan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, and Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., Director of the Missouri Botanic Garden.
Endangered Species Coalition staff members and contractors Elisabeth Fernandez, Derek Goldman, Mitch Merry, and Tara Thornton put an incredible amount of work into this report—writing, tracking down photographs, and coordinating the media.
Finally, we are grateful to our designer, Annemarie Feld from Feld Design (www.felddesign.com) who produced a beautiful and organized report.