Four Corners Mushroom Club
Contact List /
4cmc began in 2ooo with the goal of supporting mycology
enthusiasts in the Four Corners region.
The Four Corners states (az,nm,co,ut) share a commonality.
Most, in spite of their large area, have only one NAMA-affiliated mushroom
organization for the entire state. (Colorado has two: CMS & PPMS).
Most members of these
state clubs live in or near the state's primary metropolitan area, which hosts
the state club. Each of these states also has a lot of folks who live in smaller
towns and rural areas, individuals who would like to meet with others who share
an interest in mycology, but don't want to travel "half way across the state" to
do so. It is these people I had hoped that 4cmc could support.
Sixteen years after its origination, it's pretty clear that 4cmc
gone nowhere. The "club" was never more than a contact list, a primitive
predecessor of Facebook, Meeetup, and other much more elaborate and
successful social media sites. Therefore, I have decided
to discontinue the 4cmc--perhaps temporarily, perhaps
permanently. I will keep the contact list intact, in case some
members have been making use of it to communicate among themselves. It
misleading, however, to invite additional individuals to join 4cmc. There
really is no benefit.
What are the alternatives?
There are a few NAMA-affiliated organization in the Four Corners
states, as well as NAMA itself. I encourage those wanting to learn about
mycology to investigate one or more of these organizations.
The North American
Mycological Association has members across Canada and the U.S.,
Mexico, and even some in other parts of the world. NAMA hosts an Annual
Foray as well as regional Forays. It has groups committed to
cultivation, education, photography, medicinal mushrooms, and more. I would
encourage all interested mushroomer/mycologists to investigate and
hopefully join NAMA.
The Four Corners states each have at least one NAMA-affiliated
organization. Visit one or both of the following pages via the links below.
MycoWest Clubs Page (affiliated clubs
NAMA Rocky Mountain Region)