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Pacific Yew Act of 1991

joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy of the Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session ... March 4, 1992.
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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.
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LC ClassificationsKF27 .M447 1992i
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Paginationvi, 239 p. :
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ISBN 100160387264
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Summary of H.R - nd Congress (): Pacific Yew Act. The Pacific Yew Act of joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy of the Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

Aug 7, H.R. (nd). To provide for the management of Federal lands containing the pacific yew to ensure a sufficient supply of taxol, a cancer-treating drug made from the pacific yew. Pacific Yew Act of 1991 book Ina database of bills in the U.S.

Congress. Pacific yew, (Taxus brevifolia), an evergreen timber tree of the yew family (Taxaceae). It is the only commercially important yew native to North America, where it is found from Alaska to California.

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Usually between 5 and 15 metres (about 15 to 50 feet) tall, it sometimes reaches 25 metres. See. Jul 1, S. (nd). A bill to provide for the management of Pacific yew on public lands, and on national forest lands reserved or withdrawn from the public domain, to ensure a steady supply of taxol for the treatment of cancer and to ensure the long-term conservation of the Pacific yew, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Taxus brevifolia, the Pacific yew or western yew, is a conifer native to the Pacific Northwest of North ranges from southernmost Alaska south to central California, mostly in the Pacific Coast Ranges, but with isolated disjunct populations in southeast British Columbia (most notably occurring on Zuckerberg Island near Castlegar) and in north to central : Tracheophytes.

Pacific Yew, Inc. - SE Redmond Fall City Rd, Fall City, Washington - Rated based on 17 Reviews "I cannot say enough good things about the /5(17). Pacific Yew. likes. Navigation Of Music And Dreams Followers: Yet perhaps Yew’s greatest claim to fame is that of its mechanical properties: despite its strength and density, Yew has an incredibly low and disproportionate modulus of elasticity at only 1, lb f /in 2 (9, MPa).

What this means is that the wood is extremely flexible, yet strong, making it ideally suited for use in archery bows. GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Pacific yew is a slow-growing evergreen shrub or tree which commonly reaches 20 to 40 feet ( m) at maturity [65,68].On favorable coastal lowland sites, scattered individuals can grow to 60 feet (18 m) in height and have diameters of 2 to 3 feet or more (0l m) [].On poor sites, such as those at higher elevations, Pacific yew grows as a large.

Taxus baccata L. (Taxaceae family) Common Name: Yew. The yew (Taxus baccata) has been noted as the most poisonous plant in all of Europe.

The yew is a tree or shrub of the family Taxaceae that will accommodate all types of soils and grows in shade and sun. It is planted in parks, gardens, and cemeteries, especially for ornamental fences. Full text of "Pacific yew draft environmental impact statement" See other formats.

Bighorn Botanicals, Inc. was founded in by Rus Willis, beginning with a contract to harvest and process Pacific Yew bark (Taxus brevifolia) for a pharmaceutical company developing a chemo-therapeutic drug from one of the hundreds of naturally-occurring.

Vanishing Acts: Pacific Yew. Pacific Yew. As science and medicine evolves, we gain a greater understanding of the complexities of human diseases and potential curative properties of the species within the earth’s botanical resources. Researchers with the National Cancer Institute partnered with the USDA in the early ’s to evaluate Author: Eric Garris.

Ernest Hodgson, in Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, Yew. Yew, Taxus brevifolia, the Western yew, is a tree of the family Taxaceae found in the western United States and T.

canadensis in the eastern United States. cuspidata, the Japanese yew, and T. baccata, a European yew, are grown as principal toxic constituents of yew are the alkaloids. Paclitaxel was first isolated in from the Pacific yew and approved for medical use in It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.

The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$– per mg vial. This amount in the United Legal status: AU: S4 (Prescription only), CA: ℞-only.

HR A bill to add to the area in which Capitol Police have law enforcement authority. HR A bill to provide for the management of federal lands containing the Pacific yew to ensure a.

Conservationists believe the Pacific yew should be utilized and sustained. Because of the great human need, our priority has been to try to eliminate the waste of the yew tree in our national forests. Yew continues to have many uses today, although European yew and Pacific yew are in limited supply.

Yew: the strong, pliable softwood The Pacific yew was one of these and is now a "celebrity" because one of its extractives, taxol, may be useful in treating ovarian cancer.

Interactions. Food Source: The Pacific Yew is an important food source for foraging animals such as white tail deer, elk and moose. This tree is foraged heavily in the fall, winter and spring but especially heavily in the winter when other forage is under snow.

For example, during the winter, moose are able to eat the available forage that the. Pacific yew is prized for its fine-textured, hard, heavy, elastic, remarkable heartwood for a number of uses.

The wood is an attractive red, easily worked, and resistant to decay. Native people traditionally used the wood to craft a number of implements, including bows, canoe paddles, clubs, spear and harpoon shafts, wedges, spoons, and arrowheads.

Taxus baccata is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia. It is the tree originally known as yew, though with other related trees becoming known, it may now be known as common yew, English yew, or European ily grown as an ornamental, most parts of the plant are poisonous, and consumption of the foliage can result in Class: Pinopsida.

Pacific yew synonyms, Pacific yew pronunciation, Pacific yew translation, English dictionary definition of Pacific yew.

A yew of western North America having bark that is a natural source of the drug paclitaxel. Pacific Yew is a long lived conifer in the Yew family. It usually grows between feet, occasionally up to 75, and feet in diameter.

The bark is reddish purple and flakes off in irregular, thin patches. Flowers bloom in early summer, producing male and female cones on separate trees. Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia) (click on each photo to enlarge image) Native to the Pacific coastal region from southeastern Alaska southward into California.

Occur from ft. ( m) elevation. website authors order a book "Trees to Know" more informational sites contact us. Taxol is arguably the most celebrated, talked about, and controversial natural product in recent years. Celebrated because of its efficacy as an anticancer drug and because its discovery has provided powerful support for policies concerned with biodiversity.

Talked about because in the early s the American public was bombarded with news reports about the molecule and its host, the.

Yew wood is hard, fine-grained, and heavy, with white or creamy sapwood and amber to brown heartwood. The lumber was once popular for cabinetwork, implements, and archery bows; it is used more today for carved articles and turnery. The bark of some species, notably the Pacific yew (T.

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brevifolia), contains quantities of the alkaloid taxol. Taxaceae – Yew family Genus: Taxus L. – yew Species: Taxus brevifolia Nutt. – Pacific yew Subordinate Taxa. This plant has no children Legal Status.

Wetland Status. Interpreting Wetland Status. North America; Alaska: FACU Arid West: FACU. Rachel Carson’s book from the bark of the Pacific yew tree. George C. Cotzias shows that Sumio Iijima discovers the carbon nanotube. Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment concerning the Pacific Yew Act of Ms.

Williams: Thank you, Mr. Chairman and subcommittee members. I appreciate being able to testify on behalf of Pacific yew management.

Hartzell, Hal The Yew Tree – A thousand whispers () Lowe, John The Yew Trees of Britain and Ireland () Mills, Ken The Cumbrian Yew Book () Swanton, E.W. The Yew Trees of England () Williamson, Richard The Great Yew Forest () Find out more about the content of these books below. Baxter, Trevor The Eternal Yew.The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner.

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