Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-2 : Organizations, Committees

				
 
 
 
 
 
                             THE ECOLOGISTS1 UNION 
                             Interim ConitLtution 
 
                                Artiole I-- Name 
  The name of the organization shall be The Eoologists, Union, 
 
                                krtiole II-- Purpose 
  The object of the organization shall be to urge: (1) the mainteneane of

  original conditions in natural areas, (2) the preservation of additional

  scientifically velueble original punt aed Lairal communities, and (3) 
  the enoouraZemont of scientlZic researches ia I rssedrd areaw.. 
 
                               Article III-.. Membership 
 The membership shall consist of (1) individuals who can give either fizoizal,

 or moral support and (2) scientific organizations whose interests include

 the objectives as stated in Attiole II. 
 
                   Article IV-- Officers and Governing Board 
 Experience has shown that two committees (action and investigation)   re

 necessary beoause: (1) Federal employees are forbidden by law to attempt
to 
 influence legislation and (2) the best informed advisers are commonly in

 Federal employ. 
 
 The organization shall be governed by a Board which shall consist of the

 Chairman of an Investigation(Study) Committee as general chairman, the 
 Chairman of an Action(Preservation) Committee as vice-chairman, the 
 Seoretarj-Treasurer, &rd at least one, not more than two, representatives

 residing in each of six and not more than eight regions based upon the 
 predo!*incnt natural communities. The two chairmen and the secretary-treasurer

 shall oozistitute the Executive Committee of the Boardi If both chairmanohips

 are vaco.t, the secretary-treasurer shall be the executive officer. The
Board 
 shall 1111 all vacancies in the personnel of the committees and nominate

 noard membera, usually through the Executive Committee. Board members and

 officeri will be celEcted through an agreement with the'individual coneerned

 that he is interested and willing to undertake the work, but with a clear

 understnuiding that he may be replaced if he becomes inactive for a period

 of twvo years. One of the primary objectives shall be to maintain a 
 * Committee foi the Preservation of Natural Conditions", vrhioh shall
consist 
 of five members cad shall h-ve authority to try to influence legislation

 and public policies in the field of the Union4s objectives. 
 
                              Article V-- Voting# Meetings 
The members may vote on matters of general polioy, usually by mail. Each

member and each organization shall have one vote. Scientific organizations,

especially the larger ones, will be requested to appoint a representative

and  an alternate to vote, Mieetings of officers and members should be held

from time to time* 
                              Article VI 
The plan set forth herein is provisional, and should come up for reconsider-

ation on or soon after July 1, 1947, when it shall be the duty of the 
secretary-treasurer to take up the matter of extending the voting power of
the 
members, and if hngtmuing defi~lte-time?   M~ to     . tesrfo. 
ohairrien, board members, etc., in order that all offioers will not retire

at the same time,