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New information added March 11, 2009

Additional Resources
Additional Resources

"Biosphere Reserves in Action: Case Studies of the American Experience:
Published by the United States Man and the Biosphere Program (U.S. MAB, June 1995."

Includes studies of 12 major UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the U.S.
The Biosphere Reserves in New Mexico:

3. Chihuahuan Desert Biosphere Reserve

link to main page

See our
Biosphere Reserves Index Page
for links to all 12 studies


New Mexico State Legislature


State News

  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Dry Cimarron National Scenic Byway Defeated" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., February 27, 2009
    Although plans had been drawn up over a period of five years, local property owners from Union County, New Mexico, and Cimarron County, Oklahoma, organized effectively to influence the commissioners of both counties to withdraw their support for the designation for the bi-state Dry Cimarron National Scenic Byway.
    More on this topic: Scenic Byway and All-American Roads — Nat'l
  • William Perry Pendley"The New Wars for the West" - Keynote Address by William Perry Pendley, Esq., President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, Colorado; Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
    Perry Pendley successfully defended John Shuller against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when, in self-defense, he shot a grizzly bear. He won the case for Larry Squires, who wanted to allow disposal of oil field brine in dry sink holes on his property. Mountain States Legal Foundation is fighting for inholder access to their property blocked by the U.S. Forest Service. Pendley has argued successfully three times before the U.S. Supreme Court on the right of contract regardless of race or ethnicity, against what is called "affirmative action."
    More on this topic: Endangered Species & Wildlife — National
  • "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 site's borders.
    More on this topic: Biosphere Reserves & World Heritage Sites
  • "Private Property Protection Act" (HB 1090) Introduced in 2005
    "Takings" legislation was introduced early 2005 into the New Mexico Legislature. HB 1090, the Private Property Protection Act, would require compensation for any actual deprivation of use of property, or for any reduction in market value of the property for the uses permitted at the time the owner acquired a title interest.

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