Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites

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New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Proposed on American Soil-National Park Service Press Release, April 10, 2007
The Office of International Affairs of the National Park Service has published a tentative list of 26 sites in the United States for which applications have been received for UN World Heritage Site designation.

“Biosphere Reserves Do Have Consequences” — Source: U.S. Senate Subcommiteee on Forests and Public Land Management, May 16, 1999
An environmental group, Help Alert Western Kentucky, Inc., filed a lawsuit against a timber sale in the Land Between the Lakes area owned by TVA, arguing that the Biosphere Reserve Core Area should be undisturbed.

March 2001:
“American Land Sovereignty Protection Act Reintroduced - H.R. 833 would protect private property rights and national sovereignty from UN designation of Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites”

See Also
See Also

Wildlands

Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites - NY

Additional Resources
Additional Resources

Our America - By David Hight (Self-published, 2005, 110 pp., 8-1/2 x 11, $20.00 ppd.)
Collection of essays about socialism, environmental regulation, and other topics in the U.S. today. Valuable section about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wilderness restoration planning for the Chicago region.
Ordering information:
David Hight, Our America
P. O. Box 1259
Fulton, TX 78358-1259

“The Ozark Highlands Man and the Biosphere Reserve: A Study of a Failed Nomination Effort - Final
Report
of Research for the United States Man and the Biosphere Program, United States Department of State” - By Theresa L. Goedeke & J. Sanford Rikoon, University of Missouri, Columbia - September 1998
“The Ozark activists successfully cast the MAB program as a threat to property rights and local
control, thereby winning the support of fellow citizens and politicians. The social problem was no longer water quality or exotic species, but property rights and political process.” - From Chapter 5 - “TheOMAB Legacy”

MAB Secretariat
U.S. MAB Bulletin

U.S. Man and the Biosphere Program
OES/EGS/MAB
Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-3706

Websites

Interactive map of Unesco biosphere reserves in the U.S. and the world
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U.S. House of Representatives
www.house.gov

U.S. Senate
www.senate.gov

Additional Helpful Organizations
Additional Helpful
Organizations

Environmental Conservation Organization
Sovereignty International’s executive director Henry Lamb attends and monitors meetings of the United Nations, publishes newsletter Ecologic
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Essential Books & Publications
Essential Books
& Publications

Positions on Property
Vol. 2, No. 1 Jan. 1995
Contact PRFA for complete copy of this issue ($3.00 ppd.), which has been blamed for its part in the defeat of two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
Publication Order Form

“Strategic Plan for the U.S/ Biosphere Reserve Program” — Biosphere Reserve Directorate, U.S. Man and the Biosphere Program, 1994 (free).

MAB official newsletter: U.S. MAB Bulletin
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Exposé on UNESCO, Biosphere Reserves:

In The Presence of Our Enemies - By Ellen McClay
(Authorhouse, 2006)
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In-Depth Information

  • Peter J. LaGrasse“The Mythological Native American” - Cannibalism, Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America, A History Forgotten by George Franklin Feldman (Alan B. Hood & Co., Chambersburg, Penna. 2008), Book Review by Peter J. LaGrasse, full version of edited review that appeared in the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse Vol. 17, No. 2 (PRFA, July 2013)
    Contrary to common perceptions, pre-Columbian Native Americans were far from noble in their actions toward each other and often had a profoundly negative impact on the environment. To try to restore the landscape to pre-Columbian wildlands is a deception.
  • Carol W. LaGrasse“APA, DEC, Others Aim to Depopulate” - Letter to the Editor of the Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., by Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. (Publ. May 6, 2013)
    Officials should not dismiss citizens who oppose planning that smacks of UN Agenda 21 ideas, which are promoted by ICLEI. Internationalists who succeeded in getting the Adirondacks designated a UN Biosphere Reserve in 1989 are progressing in the key Biosphere Reserve goal of depopulation.
  • James W. Keegan, Former Chairman, Columbia County Board of Supervisors, to Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.— Letter, October 29, 2011.
    Albert L. Wassenhove read this letter aloud at the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Private Property Rights. In the letter, Mr. Keegan writes, I want to commend you on the excellent feature front page expose you published on the Olana versus Eger Family farm controversy in your Summer 2011 edition of the Property Rights Clearinghouse.
  • “Olana Devotees Battle Farmer’s New Communications Tower” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., Summer 2011)
    The National Park Service; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Scenic Hudson; and the Olana Partnership have ganged up against the Eger family farm in Columbia County, N.Y., alleging that the replacement of a communications tower at their farm will infringe on the view from Olana, the estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.
  • “Enormous Wilderness Corridors Masquerading as Land Management Refinements” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 15, No. 1 (PRFA, Spring 2011)
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservations Strategic Plan for its 442 state forests comprising 786,000 acres outside the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves focuses on ensuring connectivity for wildlife movement between large matrix blocks of state forests maintained as mature cover connected with wide, natural strips of land with a high percentage of forest cover. This system would enhance connectivity though deep forested areas from Ontario to Georgia.
  • “The Meaning of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve” - By Peter J. LaGrasse, Chairman, Stony Creek Board of Assessors, Thirteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Lake George, N.Y., October 17, 2009)
    The meaning of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve is made clear by a study of the technical literature of proponents and a map study of the state acquisition of land in the Adirondacks since the designation in 1989. The core area, reserved to be without human influence, is defined as all of the state-owned land. The areas between the state-owned land in 1989 are rapidly being filled in with fee simple state acquisitions and state purchases of conservation easements. The Biosphere Reserve designation, which is under UNESCO auspices, is at the heart of the goal to depopulate the region.
  • Albert L. Wassenhove“Foreign Intrusion on County Soil—A Zoning Tool” - By Albert L. Wassenhove, Retired Business Executive, Ghent, N.Y., Presented at Twelfth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 18, 2008)
    The decision of the Office of International Affairs of the National Park Service to reject Olanas request to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site came after articulate citizen reaction, objective press coverage, and conscientious investigation by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors and Planning Director.
  • Peyton Knight“National & International Land Use Planning” - Peyton Knight, Director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, The National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C., Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
    A National Heritage Area facilitates national land use planning as a preservation-driven congressional pork-barrel designation created in conjunction with the National Park Service and private interest groups to influence decisions over local land use to preserve natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources. UNESCO World Heritage Site designations are an international tool to push land use restrictions on the sites and land surrounding them.
  • Ellen McClay“A Word about UNESCO” - By Ellen McClay, Author, Arizona; Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
    Tracing her involvement back to the fifties, author Ellen McClay refers to individuals, including Alger Hiss and Secretary of State Dean Achenson, who were involved with UNESCOs role in changing textbooks in the United States to derogate Washington and the founding fathers, as well as private property rights, while substituting Marxist values.
  • “Why Was Olana Jilted?” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 11, No. 4 (PRFA, Fall 2007)
    During October 2007, the Office of International Affairs of the National Park Service announced that Olana, the home of Hudson River landscape artist Frederic Church, had been dropped from the list of surviving applications for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. But the reason given at that late date, that Church was not a world class artist, doesnt jibe, considering that it is common knowledge that Church, although revered in the U.S., is not considered of world significance. In reality, the Park Service backed off because of property rights opposition.
  • “Stop Proposed World Heritage Sites in the U.S. - Ten Steps to Success” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, PRFA, August 2007
    By systematically opposing the 36 new applications for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the U.S., citizens can prevent the exploitation of UNESCO influence to impose preservationist land use control on surrounding areas. Ten steps that can bring success to local efforts are outlined.
  • “Our Stolen Legacy: The Betrayal of the Declaration of Independence for the Cause of Landscape Preservation” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, President, PRFA, July 5, 2007
    Government from distant places, fatiguing the people into compliance; a multitude of new offices and swarms of officers to harass the peopleA government far from the vision of justice based on all men being created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Landscape preservation from the regional, state, federal and international level takes precedence, eradicating freedom.
  • “New Wave of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Proposed” - By Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA Position Brief, June 2007)
    This spring, the National Park Service announced that 36 locations in the United States have been proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, adding to the twenty that already are designated in this country. Such international recognition potentially threatens private property rights because preservationists could exploit the designation to stop the use of land in the region just beyond a sites borders.
  • “Four More APA Porn Violators Revealed, New Ethics Accusation Made” - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, PRFA, Spring 2006.
    Edward J. Hood, top planner and UNESCO Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve figure, was punished for computer porn along with the APA spokesman Keith McKeever. The State Ethics Commission accused APA staffer Sunita Halasz of violating the Public Officers Law by attempting to funnel work to her spouse and accused her supervisor Dan Spada of holding meetings for this purpose.
  • “Chicago Biosphere Reserve Considered by Steering Committee” — By Wesley Sholtes, Contributing Writer, (PRFA, February 15, 2003)
    Chicago Wilderness, a committee involving a coalition of over
    160 government agencies, non-profit organizations, environmental groups, and other private entitles, is clamoring for a U.N. Biosphere Reserve to encompass the City of Chicago and 10 counties in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, and northwestern Indiana.
  • Nate Dickinson“Beware of Those Noxious Wildlife Corridors” - By Nate Dickinson, Wildlife Biologist (PRFA, Aug 16, 2002)
    Americans should wake up to the threat to traditional American values posed by the pseudo-science of the Wildlands Project, which is being used to advocate federal ownership of land between core areas such as the Okefenokee and Osceola National Forests in Florida.
  • “Biosphere Reserves Do Have Consequences” — Source: U.S. Senate Subcommiteee on Forests and Public Land Management, May 16, 1999
    An environmental group, Help Alert Western Kentucky, Inc., filed a lawsuit against a timber sale in the Land Between the Lakes area owned by TVA, arguing that the Biosphere Reserve Core Area should be undisturbed.

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