In Memory of Fred Tahse
Fred and Carol Tahse
Fred Tahse, an active member of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, and our Advisory Committee, passed away on July 2, 2009, at his home in Green Valley. He will be dearly missed.
Fred was a retired exploration geologist who helped SSSR unravel the intricacies of the geologic and hydrologic reports on the Rosemont Mine. His input was invaluable in our understanding of these issues, and was the basis of many of our comments to the Forest Service on the mine.
Carol, Fred’s wife of almost 50 years, is also an active member of SSSR, and our deepest sympathies go out to her and the entire Tahse family. We all will miss him greatly. Thank you both for all you have done for us, and the efforts to stop mining in the Santa Ritas.
Fred was a key part of our soon-to-be-released video, explaining the geology of the Santa Ritas, the economics, and the mining plan. These are some of the news articles he helped with.
Green Valley News, Fred Tahse, friend of Santa Ritas is remembered, July 18, 2009
Green Valley News, Letters, from the Editor, Who Calls the Shots as Life Winds Down? July 18, 2009
Green Valley News article about the economics of the mine, featuring Fred Tahse, by Dick Kamp, March 18, 2008
Green Valley News: Hard Facts About the Rosemont Mine, Jan. 29, 2008
Tucson Weekly, Hard-Rock Ranchers: Did Augusta Resource Corporation buy a ranch for cattle–or for water rights and mine-tailings storage? Jan. 24, 2008
Fred was a key part of the SSSR video, parts of which are on YouTube:
The Geology of the Santa Ritas, Rosemont area
The Realities of Open Pit Mining
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas gratefully acknowledges the following friends for their donation in honor of Fred Tahse.
Richard and Ingeborg Calabro
Mary Claire Heller
Ed and Dorothy Yoder
Bruce & Jean Juell
Joan D. and Sheryl A. Flynn
Mary Lou Githens
Ray & Patsy Krider
Dr. Katherine Wong
Lee K. Davis
Jerry and Judi LeTendre
Thomas & Louise Klepfel
R. Ann Westrope
William & Joan Blohm
James & Nina Clark
Sue & Paul Kievit
Nick & Donna Shubin
H Richard Jones
Ms. Judith A. Seely
Dennis & Marie Cory
Keith & Sheryl McClellan
A thing is right if it tends to preserve the stability, integrity,
and beauty of the biotic community.
It is wrong if it tends otherwise.
Aldo Leopold, American environmentalist
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