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Lynx Critical Habitat Revisited
New opportunity for comment

The Nov. 2006 decision of the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to ignore its own proposal for designating critical habitat for the Canada lynx was tainted by political interference.  The rule that was adopted only designated a small amount of critical habitat and only in national parks in the West. The political appointee who influenced this and other endangered species decisions has resigned.  Under court order, the USFWS has submitted a new proposed rule for critical habitat for the lynx.  The new proposed rule will add back the lands previously proposed for critical habitat and will include all of the 6.4 million acres of critical habitat originally proposed in the Maine Woods. Read a news article about the USFWS newly proposed lynx rule.

Public comments will be accepted by the USFWS until April 28, 2008.  Get information about submitting public comments, with a link to the full, proposed rule.
RESTORE: The North Woods, in collaboration with a number of groups around the country, submitted a notice of intent to sue to overturn the Nov. 2006 rule.  The courts then revisited previous rulings about the lynx and forced USFWS to speed up reconsideration of a new critical habitat rule for lynx.


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Did you know that your employer might double or even triple your gift to RESTORE? If your employer matches gifts, obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department and return it along with your contribution to RESTORE: The North Woods.

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Mail: RESTORE: The North Woods, Attn: Membership, 9 Union Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

FAX: 207-626-7944

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Below is a partial list of corporations with Corporate Matching Gift programs. Even if your employer is not listed, please check with your Human Resources Department to see whether a gift to RESTORE will be matched.

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3M Company

A&E Television Networks, Matching Gift Program
A.C. Nielsen
Abell - Hanger Foundation
ACE Group
ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
Abbott Laboratories Fund
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems Incorporated
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Advanced Financial Services, Inc.
Advanta Corp.
AES Corporation
Aetna Matching Gift Program
AIG American International Group, Inc
Akzo America Foundation
Albemarle Corporation
Allegro Micro Systems, Inc.
Alliance Capital
Alliance One International, Inc.
Alliance Of America, Inc
Alliant Energy Corporation
Allied Signal Foundation
Altman Foundation
Altria Group, Inc
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
AMBAC Indemnity Corporation
AMD Advanced Micro Devices
Amaranth Group, Inc.
American Brands Inc
American Express Matching Gift Foundation
American International Group, Inc.
American Stock Exchange
American Trading and Production Corporation
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Amgen, Inc
AMSTED Industries Incorporated
Analog Devices, Inc.
Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
Andy Warhol Foundation, Matching Gifts
AOL Time Warner
Aon Foundation
Arco Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Atlantic Bank Of New York
Automatic Data Processing Matching Gift
Avaya Communication
Aventis Matching Gift Program
Avon Products Foundation, Inc.
Axa Foundation
B D Matching Gift Program
Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
Bank Of Nova Scotia
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Matching Gift
Becton Dickinson and Co.
Beldon Ii Fund
Beneficial Management Corporation of Ame
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Best Foods
Bookspan Matching Grant Program
BP Amoco Foundation, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.
Bunge Corporation Foundation
C.R. Bard, Inc.
Cadapult Graphic Systems, Inc.
Cadence Design Systemsk, Inc.
Candle Foundation
Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation
Carlson Family Foundation
Carolyn Foundation
CBS Foundation Inc.
Cendant Corporation
Centre Reinsurance
Champion International Corp.
Charitygift, Inc.
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Chesebrough-Pond's USA
Chevron Corporation
Chicago Title and Trust Co.
Chubb Corporation
Ciena Communications
Cigna Foundation
Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Cit Foundation, Inc.
Citigroup Foundation, Matching Gifts
Clariant Corporation
CNA Insurance Cos.
Coach Matching Gift Program
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Columbia House Matching Grant Program\
Commonwealth Fund,The
Sartomer Company
Compaq Computer Corporation
Computer Associates International, Inc.
Corning Inc. (Corning Glass, Steuben...
Corporate Software & Technology
Credit Agricole
CSC Index, Inc.

David And Lucile Packard Foundation
Deloitte & Touche
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Doris Duke Foundation
Dow Jones & Company, Inc
Dpic Companies, Inc.
Duke Energy
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation
Economist Group
Emerson Electric Co.
Engelhard Hanovia, Inc.
Ericsson, Inc.
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fannie Mae
FDC/Integrated Payment Systems, Inc.
Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Ferro Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
First Consulting Group
First Data Corporation
Fleetboston Financial Foundation
Follett Corporation
Ford Foundation Matching Gift Program
Fortis Foundation
Foundation For The Jewish Community
Freddie Mac Foundation
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
Freedom Forum
Fuji Bank
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

G. E. Capital
Gannett Communities Fund
Gartnergroup Inc.
General Atlantic Service Corp
General Re Corporation
General Wholesale
Gerling Global Reinsurance Corporation
Gilman Paper Company Foundation
Glaxo Inc.
Goldman Sachs
GreenPoint Foundation
H. J.Heinz Company Foundation
Harcourt General, Inc.
Harry Frank Guggenheim
Hase/Schannen Research Associates
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Match
Henry Luce Matching Gift Foundation
Heublein Foundation, Inc.
Hoechst Celanese
Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.
Home Depot
Houghton Mifflin Company
IBJ Foundation
IBJ Whitehall Financial Group
IBM Corporation
IDG Books Worlwide, Inc.
Institutional Investor Inc.
Insurance Services Office
Intuit Matching Gift Program
ITG Inc.
J. Paul Getty Trust
J.P. Morgan Charitable Trust
Jefferies & Company
John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
John Hancock
John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Johnson Controls Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Matching Gif
Jr. Josiah Macy
Kaplan Educational centers
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Kemper Insurance Companies
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Lehman Brothers Inc.
Leo Burnett Company, Inc.
Liz Claiborne Fdn.
Loews Foundation
Long Term Credit Bank Of Japan, Ltd.
Lucent Technologies,Matching Gifts
M. J. Meehan & Co.
Mallinckrodt Group Inc.
Marine Midland Bank
Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co.
Mastercard International Incorporated
Matthew Bender
May Department Stores
MBIA Insurance
McGraw-Hill Foundation, Inc.
McKinsey & Company
Mellon Financial Foundation, Matching Gi
Mercer Delta Consulting
Merck Company Foundation
Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Co Matching Gift Program
Microsoft Corporation
Mineral Technologies Inc.
Minerals Technologies, Inc
Mitsui USA Foundation
Mobil Foundation, Inc.
Moody'S Corporation
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Morton International, Inc.
Multiplan, Inc.
Mutual of America
Mutual of New York Foundation
Nabisco Foods Group
Nac Re Corporation
National Exchange Carrier Association
National Starch and Chemical Foundation
NCR Foundation
NEC Research Institute, Inc.
Neiman Marcus Group
New York Community Trust
New York Marine & General Insurance Co
New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
New York Times Company Foundation, Match
Newsweek, Inc.
Nippon Steel USA, Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc
Novartis US Foundation
Novell Inc.
Nuveen Investments

Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
Open Society Institute, Matching Gift
Oppenheimer Funds
Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program
Organon, Inc.
Panhandle Eastern
Penguin Putnam Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Foundation, Matching Gift Program
Pharmacia & Upjohn Foundation
Phelps Dodge
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Pipe Vine, Inc.
Pitney Bowes
Pittway Corporation Charitable Foundation
Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts
Publisher'S Clearing House
Pxre Coporation
Quadra Foundation
R.R. Donnelley Foundation
Radio City Productions
Reader's Digest Foundation
Reuters America Inc.
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Financial Services
Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Group
Saint Gobain Corporation Foundation
Salomon Brothers Inc.
Sapient Corporation
Sara Lee Foundation
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schmeling, Gina G. Ms.
Seagram & Sons
Sealed Air Corporation
Sedgwick, Inc.
Services, Thomson Financial
Sibson & Company, L.P.
SmithKline Beecham
Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony USA Foundation Inc.
Spear, Leeds, & Kellogg
Sprint Foundation
St. Paul Companies
Standard & Pores
State Street Corporation
Sun Microsystems Foundations
Swiss Bank Corporation

Telcordia Technologies
Temple-Inland Foundation
Tenneco Inc.
The Black & Decker Corporation
The Gap
The Henry Luce Foundation
The Stanley Works
Tiger Management L.L.C.
Time Warner Inc.
Times Mirror Foundation
Tokyo-Mitsubishi Derivative Products (US
Toys R Us
Transamerica Foundation
Transamerica Foundation
Tyco Submarine Systems, LTD.
Unilever United States, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
United Way
United Way Of Bergen County
United Way of New York City
United Way Of Tri State
UNUM Charitable Foundation
UPS Foundation
Usa Networks, Inc. Matching Gifts
Verizon Matching Gift Program
Vivendi Universal Us Holding Co., Matching Gifts
Warner Music Group
Warner-Lambert Company
Wells Fargo
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
William E.Simon Foundation, Inc.
ZCG Charitable Contributions