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Friends of the White Deer

What you can do to save the Point Reyes Fallow and Axis Deer

Friends of the White Deer is made possible by a combination of the efforts of individuals and groups who share the belief that humane management, not extermination, is the solution to caring for the Fallow and Axis Deer of Point Reyes.

If you have a talent or a special skill that you believe will contribute to the efforts being made by Friends of the White Deer, we are eager to hear from you. At present, we have a great need of people with the following special abilities or experience:

  • Photographers and Filmmakers - We need powerful, beautiful imagery of the deer in both motion and still formats. Are you good with cameras? Do you make good videos? Friends of the White Deer wishes to collect a body of visual documentation that they can present to the media and to the public to further awareness of the deer. We have a present need for good photos of Axis Deer, in particular, as at present most of our lovely photos are of Fallow Deer.

  • Contacts with Sympathetic Media - Do you have a special relationship with a member of print, radio, or television media? Do you feel called to contribute to the effort to save the deer? Friends of the White Deer are actively seeking friends in the media who will lend their skills to spread the message to manage, not exterminate the deer.

  • Sympathetic Political Contacts - Friends of the White Deer believes that true changes in policy will only be able to happen at the political level. If you have experience with effectively presenting controversial community issues to elected officials, we would like to hear from you. Our greatest hope lies in speaking to the heart of an elected official who can bring the attention to the Point Reyes deer that this issue desperately needs.

  • Talented, Passionate, and Educated Writers - Friends of the White Deer accepts article submissions for consideration from the general public. If you have something special to add to the body of writing we are gathering here on our website, please let us know. Whether you choose to write from a scientific standpoint or simply about a personal experience you have had with the Point Reyes Fallow and Axis Deer, all quality articles will be carefully reviewed. Please fill out our Contact Form to submit your article.

Donate to Save the Fallow and Axis Deer

Friends of the White Deer need financial support in order to run educational advertising campaigns that teach locals and visitors about the importance of the Fallow and Axis Deer. We will be holding essay and art contests for local children who wish to express their love of the deer, and prizes for these contests will be awarded from the Friends of the White Deer Fund. We will be hiring photographers and film technicians in order to visually document the beautiful deer. Films and photos will be put at the disposal of media and educators with the intention of raising public awareness about the special value of the deer.

Friends of the White Deer are eagerly looking for your further suggestions for spreading our message of humane protection of the deer. If you have a great idea, or an interesting resource to share with us, we want to hear from you.

Please consider donating to the Friends of the White Deer Fund.

What else can you do?
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher has officially declared that the time for public commenting is over. Friends of the White Deer refuse to remain silent. We can write to the media and to elected officials. We ask that you consider sending written letters or emails to any or all of the following:

Friends of the White Deer

Superintendent Don Neubacher
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes, CA 94956
ATTN: Non-native deer management plan
Or email: don_neubacher@nps.gov

Jon Jarvis
Pacific West Regional Director, NPS
(510) 817-1304 phone
Or email: jon_jarvis@nps.gov

Senator Barbara Boxer
United States Senate
1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 403-0100 phone
(415) 956-6701 fax

Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 393-0707 phone
(415) 393-0710 fax

U.S. Representative Lynn Woolsey
Marin County Office:
1050 Northgate Drive, Suite 354
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 507-9554 phone
(415) 507-9601 fax

California Assemblymember Joe Nation
Marin County Office:
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 412
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 479-4920
Fax: (415) 479-2123

Write a letter to the editor of the following newspapers:

Letter to the Editor
San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fax: (415) 543-7708
Email: letters@sfchronicle.com

Letter to the Editor
Point Reyes Light
Box 210
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Fax: (415) 663-8458
Email: editor@ptreyeslight.com

Letter to the Editor
Marin Independent Journal
PO Box 6150
Novato, CA 94948-6150
Fax: (415) 883-5458
Email: letters@marinij.com

Letter to the Editor
Coastal Post
PO Box 31
Bolinas, CA 94924
Email: editor@coastalpost.com

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