• 4cmc •
Four Corners Mycoflora Connection
4cmc began in 2ooo with the goal of supporting mycology enthusiasts in the Four Corners region. The hope was to foster communication and facilitate the sharing of information.
• The Four Corners states (az,nm,co,ut) share a commonality. Most, in spite of their large area, have only one NAMA-affiliated mycological 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.

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.

State/Local Clubs: Each of the Four Corners states has at least one NAMA-affiliated mycological organization. Visit the MycoWest Clubs Page for NAMA-affiliated clubs in NAMA Rocky Mountain Region.

David Wallis
MycoWest.net/4cmc   (4cmc.net)
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