“Hey I’m Mark Des Merets with Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (NWRAGE). I’m at the OSU (Oregon State University) campus here and I’m also on this roadshow called ‘The Growing Threat.’ We are traveling up the west coast talking about genetically engineered trees. The reason we’re at this campus is because Steve Strauss’ laboratory is engineering poplar. Genetically engineered trees are unsustainable, unwanted, unnecessary, and inherently unsafe. They will devastate native forests in the Pacific Northwest if they get planted and other areas of the world as well. It is a solution in search of a problem.”
The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.