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HAVE THEIR WAY !THE GOAL OF THE WILDLANDS PROJECT IS TO SET ASIDE APPROXIMATELY 50% OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT AS "WILD LAND" TO PRESERVE "BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY." THESE SET-ASIDE AREAS WOULD BE OFF LIMITS TO HUMANS.
Most of the information on this page relates to what is happening in our neighboring state of Florida. But the handwriting is on the wall and it is but a matter of time before we see the same happening here in Alabama.
The "WILDLANDS PROJECT" proposes to create a network of wild land reserves across the North American continent. One half of North America will be "off limits" to humans. This network to be made up of:
- CORE AREAS created from public lands such as National Forests & Parks (off limits)
- BUFFER ZONES often created from private land adjoining the cores to provide additional protection (highly regulated).
- CORRIDORS a mix of public and private lands usually following along rivers and wildlife migration routes.
Florida's Statewide Greenways Planning Project. Page 79
The primary characteristics of core areas are their immense size -- 100,000 to 25 million acres -- and their prohibition against human intrusion. Buffer zones allow for limited human use as long as they are "managed with native biodiversity as a preeminent concern." The Corridors are designed to connect Core Areas for easy passage of wildlife and are essentially off limits to humans.
The moral and ethical guidelines for the Wildlands Project are based on the philosophy of Deep Ecology. This is an eight-point program but it can be summarized as follows:
- All life (human and non-human) has equal value (a minnow is as valuable as a man).
- Resource consumption above what is needed to provide "vital" (minimum) human needs is immoral.
- Human population must be reduced.
- Western civilization must radically change present economic, technological, and ideological structures.
- Believers have an obligation to try to implement the necessary changes.
The ultimate goal of the Wildlands Project, and many related programs that are currently in various stages of development, is to establish a "balance between man and nature"-http://www.epa.gov/Region2/epd/history.htm. The idealism of "deep ecology" has been given concrete form in Florida State’s Comprehensive Plan (187.201. Section 26 - 3.) "Establish effective monitoring, incentive, and enforcement capabilities to see that the requirements established by regulatory programs are met" (comply or else). This program is not idle chit-chat. Florida’s Statewide Greenways System Planning Project has published a 323 page report. The report includes "Ecological Network, consisting of ecological hubs, linkages and sites along rivers, coastlines and across watersheds; and a Recreational/Cultural Network, with trail corridors connecting parks, urban areas, working landscapes and cultural/historic sites....". See the map below.
The map shown above illustrates the Ecological network in greater detail. It may be viewed on the web at: http://www.biodiversitypartners.org/state/fl/ENP.shtml
In this map the "...ecological network included nearly 23 million acres (57.5% of the state" [ed. note: the dark green area at the southern tip represents the Everglades, an area now being re-flooded to restore its original biodiversity. Up to 3000 homes in this area could be confiscated and destroyed.]
"Incentives for Private Landowners and Land Acquisitions: Areas within the ecological network were prioritized so that the most critical lands could be protected through easements or acquisitions first." [Under this system private land ownership will remain in name only. Owners become tenants on their own land. Taxes will still apply]. The "open water" is included in the plan.
The preliminary map of the southeastern region of the United States (below) is from Linkages, Winter 2001, a quarterly publication of the Center for Natural Resources at the University of Florida. The publication is available in print or on the Web. This issue is available at: http://cnr.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/Winter2001/sefp.htm
"THE LOUISIANA LAND GRAB"
Florida is not the only Southeastern state under attack. Another of our sister states, Louisiana has also fallen victim to forces working to implement the Wildlands Project.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has moved to usurp traditional private property protections in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. In a highly questionable action the USACE has forced conservation easements on the properties of an untold number of homeowners, farmers, timber producers and sportsmen in a 338,000 acre area (equaling an area 10 miles wide and 53 miles long).
In an attempt to avoid the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition against land takings, the USACE attorney did not refer to these as conservation easements but called them "Flowage Development Control and Environmental Protection Easements" (FLOWAGE) and used some really 'new math' to adjust the 'fair-market value' of the property down from $1,000. per acre to $125.
Unless the practice of condemnation by conservation easement is checked, it has the potential to destroy property rights nationwide. It will render mute the solemn words of the Fifth Amendment: "...nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation." *(Read more about this in the article "Louisiana Land Grab" by J. Zane Walley at www.eco.freedom.org)
Because of our rich heritage of individual freedom and our strong "citizens’ rights" constitution, Alabama has not yet been as deeply penetrated by the environmental movement. But, as surrounding states are overrun, Alabama and its state constitution will come under intense pressure.
You can learn more about the Wildlands Project from its own web-site: http://www.twp.org, from which the following quotation is taken:
Their Vision: "We are ambitious: we live for the day when grizzlies in Chihuahua have an unbroken connection to grizzlies in Alaska; (no people in between) when wolf populations are restored from Mexico to the Yukon; when vast forests and flowing prairies again thrive and support their full assemblage of native plants and animals; when humans dwell with respect, harmony and affection for the land; when we come to live no longer as conquerors but as respectful citizens in the land community."
In other words, "when humans are confined and animals run free".
The Wildlands Project and associated programs are changing the structure of our society. This "New World Order" will dictate everything from religion, to government, to where you will be allowed to live or visit. While we stand silent, our way of life is being swept away. We are nearing the point of no return. You must act now. Your awareness and involvement is essential if America is to remain "the land of the free."
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