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The Pacific Yew Act of 1991

Joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant ... Congress, second session ... March 4, 1992

by United States

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Open LibraryOL7368315M
ISBN 100160387264
ISBN 109780160387265

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. Pacific yew synonyms, Pacific yew pronunciation, Pacific yew translation, English dictionary definition of Pacific yew. n. A yew of western North America having bark that is a natural source of the drug paclitaxel.

(shelved 2 times as asia-pacific) avg rating — 1,, ratings — published Want to Read saving.   In , Wood wrote the book, "A Walking Guide to Oregon's Ancient Forest,'' which helped set the table for the political fight that resulted in the Northwest Forest Plan adopted during the.

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.


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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 Act of 1991 book pacific yew to ensure a sufficient supply of taxol, a cancer-treating drug made from the pacific yew. Ina database of bills in the U.S.

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 A bill to provide for the management of Pacific yew on public lands, and on national forest lands reserved or withdrawn from the public domain, to ensure a steady supply of taxol for the treatment of cancer and to ensure the long-term conservation of the Pacific yew, and for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

See. Buy this book her own concerns by reprinting the powerful statement she delivered before a congressional subcommittee hearing on the Pacific Yew Act of Williams recalls her family, in. 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.

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.

Pacific Yew. likes. Navigation Of Music And Dreams Followers: 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.

V.S.G. Murray, in Human Toxicology, Taxus baccata (Taxus, European Yew and other Taxus species). Taxus baccata is found in many temperate countries. All parts, with the exception of the fleshy red arils (fruit-flesh), contain the alkaloids taxine A and B, ephedrine, taxiphyllin, a cardiac glycoside and five to eight other unidentified compounds [44].

APES Unit 6. STUDY. PLAY. pacific yew. endangered species of plants that are used for medicine. African black rhino. Endangered species due to smuggling and the black market. An act passed in by Congress to protect and recover threatened and endangered species. 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.

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. Full text of "Pacific yew draft environmental impact statement" See other formats. Pacific yew definition is - a small or medium slow-growing irregularly branched yew (Taxus brevifolia) of the Pacific coast of the U.S.

and Canada that yields a fine. 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. 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 Family: Taxaceae.

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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.

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.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 Metabolism: Liver (CYP2C8 and CYP3A4).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.