-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Dan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kill The Yellowstone To Yukon Land Grab AGAIN By The Green Extreme, Vote NO on SB 5064, a.k.a. SB 5318 - Y2YAttempting To Put A Legitimate Face On Radical Environmentalism
The Y2Y project comprises a network of over 270 environmental groups, organizations and individuals, and targets an area 1,990 miles long by 125 to 500 miles wide. Their literature urges their followers to "contact federal, state, and provincial politicians, encouraging them to support large-scale habitat protection initiatives like Y2Y. You might also ask them to enact strong, comprehensive Endangered Species legislation." It requests that its adherents who live in the Y2Y area "Work at the local level to ensure that principles of conservation biology are recognized in current management, planning, and land use decisions." While this all sounds noble, the entire program is anti-growth, and threatens not only private property rights, but access to public lands as well...Remember what Wild Sky Wilderness started...IT'S ANOTHER PIECE OF THEIR PIE. The environmentalist's, much like a snake, will sneak in, bite, and kill a man's private and public property, along with his traditional way of life. They will squeeze you to death and swallow you whole. If you doubt any of this check out my site below. Dan Evan's was responsible for starting the WA State Dept. of Ecology (now a state mess), Evergreen College (teaches useless environmentalism), and the Alaska Way Viaduct (the bridge that is a wreck that the enviro's want to spend many more millions on).Lets kill this green snake again, and make sure its dead this time. They are snakes in the grass, near invisible, lean, green and extremely deadly. If they are not stopped, they will bankrupt the US."Truth is stranger than fiction,
but it is because fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; truth isn't."
Mark TwainThis is a compilation of several emails I have received on the Yellowstone Park to Yukon unconstitutional land grabs by 270 radical environmental groups and our green government. Thank you Ron, Dan, Jack, and an anonymous contributor.Many people especially in the urban areas and the government do not understand the green agenda to shut down and lock up use of our private and public lands. These type of people are responsible for shutting Montana's richest and most renewable resources, lumber and mining. There are 76 green extreme groups in Missoula Montana, home to the University of Montana and the Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service could not even harvest downed and burned trees after a recent forest fire because of the threat of law suits funded by the eastern green extremes.The top 100 environmental groups have over 10 billion dollars they send around America to harass private property owners as well as local governments.Here is one of the best learning tools on the internet to get the big picture regarding how systemic and deadly this green cancer is spreading across America. http://www.takingliberty.us/TLHome.html
"Greenlining - Greenlining occurs when a government entity designates a specific parcel of private land for future purchase for environmental purposes or special environment regulation such as smart growth" http://www.takingliberty.us/Narrations/Greenlining/player.html
Jack--this bill passed the Senate. It may or may not get a hearing in the House Ag and Natural Resource Committee. It's a stealth bill. Below is a synopsis from a friend and more info attached. (from an anonymous source inside Olympia)
SB 5318 - appears to be short and simple but in reality, it ties Washington State to a large movement driven by radical environmentalists to limit property rights. It has goals of aligning all people to a sustainability agenda that merges man with the ecosystem. Here are some links for more information in the attached document.
Also attached in Word Document Above
SB 5318 – Yukon to Yellowstone agenda
SB 5318 commits the State to follow this movement which has a very definite agenda.
"Yukon to Yellowstone conservation initiative" aka Y2Y
Wilderness Society – a leader in Y2Y – their vision
Aldo Leopold – founder of Wilderness Society and leader of this environmental movement. May have been influenced by theosophy
Although best known for this work, Ouspensky was in
his own right a leading Theosophist who was at the center
of the philosophical and occult subcultures that flourished
in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. His pre-Gurdjeffian
publications, especiallyTertium Organum, synthesized
and popularized late nineteenth-century Russian mystical
and literary traditions in early twentieth-century Russia.
Written in 1911 and published in New York in 1922 it
quickly became a bestseller and gave him a worldwide
reputation. Outside Russian artistic circles, it also influenced
many American writers, including Jean Toomer,
Waldo Frank, Gorham Munson, and Kenneth Burke, and
through them modern literature. Most significantly, his
notion of "the living world is anentire organism" shaped
Aldo Leopold’s important ethical argument for conservation
(Ouspensky 1949: 299).
The Wildeness Society and Dave Forman (ties to Earth First)
Article on Y2Y
The Sonoran Institute – also a major influence in the Y2Y movement
THE SONORAN INSTITUTEAttempting To Put A Legitimate Face On Radical Environmentalism
The Y2Y project comprises a network of over 270 environmental groups, organizations and individuals, and targets an area 1,990 miles long by 125 to 500 miles wide. Their literature urges their followers to "contact federal, state, and provincial politicians, encouraging them to support large-scale habitat protection initiatives like Y2Y. You might also ask them to enact strong, comprehensive Endangered Species legislation." It requests that its adherents who live in the Y2Y area "Work at the local level to ensure that principles of conservation biology are recognized in current management, planning, and land use decisions." While this all sounds noble, the entire program is anti-growth, and threatens not only private property rights, but access to public lands as well; however, that does not seem to bother Sonoran.
Although Sonoran is intricately involved in promoting the radical TWP along with Earth First!, they have gained the confidence of county planners by not being up-front with their environmental agenda. Y2Y and Sonoran have formed a partnership in which Sonoran will provide planning "tools and guidance to communities interested in identifying common values and developing locally-based, inclusive conservation strategies to protect what’s important to them." It has certainly become obvious what is important to Sonoran.
Article from a Freedom 21 website http://www.freedom21santacruz.net/site/article.php?sid=215
The Canadian Connection
The concepts of ecosystems and ecosystems management ultimately will become the Wildlands Project, which involves closing off half the land mass of the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico to human use. Ostensibly, it is to repair the damage done by man and to relink ecosystems, using ecomanagement.
The "managers" begin in small ways to accomplish the ultimate goal. Small ways like reintroducing the wolf, grizzlies, wolverines and lynx into the intermountain West.
The little sister of the Wildlands Project is better known as Y2Y, Yukon to Yellowstone. It is an intermediate step in creating systems that would be hospitable to critters but not to human beings.
Wildlands and Y2Y amount to central planning of all the land and water that covers the entire United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. The U.S. federal government is part of it.
According to the International Wilderness Association, or WILD: On June 12, 2000, the USGS Federal Geographic Data Committee and Geoconnections (of Canada's Geospatial Data Infrastructure) announced funding for the Yellowstone to Yukon framework data project - a pilot effort to overcome barriers like national boundaries and private property.
This is the first time these two federal agencies have cooperated on this kind of funding proposal. A U.S. federal agency and a Canadian agency working together to create a new territory within the two countries is what it amounts to.
The Los Angeles Times, not exactly a journal of right-wing extremism, describes the Wildlands Project thusly: "Invisible to most Americans, the Wildlands Project already is involved in conservation efforts from the Mexican border to Appalachia to Maine to Canada. Among the 25 networks it envisions are plans that would link the wilderness of Yellowstone to the Yukon, the British Columbia rain forests to the Rockies."
The "brains" behind the Wildlands Project is Dr. Soule. A graduate of San Diego State University and Stanford, Soule studied closely with Mr. Population Bomb himself, Paul Ehrlich.
Soule serves on the science advisory boards of several national and international organizations, including La Sierra Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy. Soule was also co-author of the original draft of the biodiversity convention.
If Congress had adopted the Treaty on Biodiversity during the Clinton reign, it would have hog-tied the United States into implementing most of U.N. Agenda 21. Don't forget, treaties (like U.N. Agenda 21) supersede the U.S. Constitution.
Excerpts from an article on Dave Foreman http://www.insideoutsidemag.com/archives/articles/2003/01/profile_of_a_eco_warrior.asp?archive_month=01&archive_year=2003
Just three years earlier, Dave Foreman had been an influential conservation lobbyist in Washington, D.C., enjoying regular audiences with high-placed cabinet officials. But having grown tired of the "Beltway runaround," the New Mexico native had abandoned Washington to help found the direct-action conservation group Earth First!, trading suit, tie, and political decorum for frontline confrontation with bulldozers, logging trucks, and chainsaws.
In 1980, Foreman resigned in frustration, and together with a fistful of like-minded others formed what would become the most creative and controversial conservation "nonorganization" America has ever known. "I and several other people who had worked for Friends of the Earth or The Wilderness Society, or who were active Sierra Club members, decided the time had come for a conservation group that wouldn’t compromise, that would invest itself in environmental ethics instead of political pragmatics, and that would take strong, direct action to try and stop the destruction of wilderness," Foreman recalls.
Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee Members
Brian Blake - Chair (D)
Kevin Van De Wege - Vice Chair (D)
Joel Kretz - Ranking Minority Member (R)
Judy Warnick - Asst Ranking Minority Member (R)
William "Ike" Eickmeyer (D)
Bill Grant (D)
Dan Kristiansen (R)
Patricia Lantz (D)
Liz Loomis (D)
John McCoy (D)
Sharon Nelson (D)
Daniel Newhouse (R)
Ed Orcutt (R)
Take a look at the Washington groups who are part of Y2Y. These folks will be the partner non-profits dictating the policies of this law.
1) Northwest Ecosystem Alliance aka Conservation Northwest
2) Paul Brainerd and the Brainerd Foundation – funds many radical environmental movements and groups that have ties to the "direct action" movement (eg. Tides Foundation)
Information on the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance NWEA protects and restores wildlands in the Pacific Northwest and supports such efforts in British Columbia. NWEA bridges science and advocacy, working with activists, policy makers and the general public to conserve our natural heritage.
Link between NW Ecosystem Alliance and Mitch Friedman http://www.conservationnw.org/about/ourstory
Mitch Friedman, director of Conservation Northwest on its founding as Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
Mitch Friedman – Earth First speech
For more information about the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, please write, phone or fax either our Canadian or US offices.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Unit 200, 1240 Railway Ave
Canmore, Alberta, T1W 1P4
Toll- free: 1 800.966.7920
Suite 201, 222 E Main Street Bozeman
Montana, USA 59715
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email us:
Jane Bewick, Business Director
Nicky Blackshaw, Communications Manager
Sean Britt, Conservation Director
Rob Buffler, Executive Director
Michael Code, Development and Operations Director
Neil Darlow, Conservation Program Manager
Sarah Elmeligi, Conservation Program Manager
Wendy Francis, Senior Conservation Program Manager
Lynne Hately, Grants Manager
Lorraine Laplante, Marketing & Communications Director
Laura Marshall, Operations Manager
Nancy Ouimet, Program Associate
Penelope Pierce, US Regional Director
Marlis Strebel, Marketing & Membership Associate
Harvey Locke, Strategic Advisor
< /FONT>click here for staff bios
Richard Baldes, Wind River Alliance, Fort Washakie, WY
Susan Chatwood, Arctic Research Health Network, Yellowknife, NT
Charles Chester, Brandeis University, Cambridge, MA
Shawn P Fitzgibbons, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Jeremy Guth, Woodcock Foundation, Montreal, QC
Jodi Hilty, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bozeman, MT
David Johns, School of Government, Portland State University, McMinnville, OR
David Luff, Inukshuk Consulting Inc., Calgary, AB
Stephen Meador, Abbeville Family Partnership LP, Abbeville, LA.
click here for board bios
Other Land GrabsOne Land Grab Stopped Another In Progress -Toward a Wilderness Utopia - Henry LambA Good First Step To Solve This ProblemJack VRural Land Grabbing King Communist CountyRural Land Grabbing Socialist State of WashingtonRural Land Grabbing City of Enumclaw, WA