This article was written by Karen Schumacher and was originally published here.
Desertification isn’t enough however, now ecosystems are introduced as a BLM issue, an agenda that will completely obliterate all land use. Again, the term is not found in a dictionary from the 1960’s, but the BLM defines it as “…natural processes and systems are intricately linked over broad expanses of space and time.” What it really means is there is potential harm to every insect, plant, water source, or animal species if humans are present. The only solution is to keep humans away.
Using wetlands as an example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forging ahead to define any drop of water as needing protection. The BLM goes further, breaking down wetlands into riparian areas with “land management plans…provide protections for riparian areas including BLM’s no net loss of wetland/riparian habitat policy…to maintain, restore, and improve riparian areas to protect water quality, improve water retention and groundwater recharge, provide wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and other goals.” Now how are they going to accomplish this if humans are in the way?
And why wouldn’t the EPA and BLM forge ahead with these decisions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) expected wetlands to be “…integrated into decision-making as a vital component of the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable world economy…”. Keep the world economy in mind. Read the list of recommendations. Or read the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2021 to learn what they will be doing to us over the next 5 years. In 2013 the UN NGO, Pacific Institute, wrote a report, Global Water Governance, about ecosystems and their conditions are “… likely to continue to decline unless action is taken to address acute threats and better manage freshwater resources.” (pg 6) The UN has definitely activated action on this “acute threat”.
The IUCN also has wetland recommendations for our DOI member to impose on its departments such as more conservation and preserving more wetlands. According to UNEP ecosystems can generate wealth and employment. Indeed, as the UN destroys land, there will be government jobs ready to fix it, and the wealth will come from taking resources that rightfully belong to states. Kootenai County has already fallen victim to this agenda under the Idaho Wetland Conservation Prioritization Plan – 2012 (NWPCP) with other Idaho targets identified.
Going back to the sage grouse, the DOI patted itself on the back for preventing the grouse from being listed on the endangered species list via”…support of partners like the Audubon Society (UN NGO), we have been able to help ranchers implement conservation strategies that improve sagebrush ecosystems, reduce risks to sage-grouse and keep working lands for working.” Oh yeah? How many of those birds were destroyed in the Soda fire along with where they lived because of your strategies? Let therestrictions for human use begin.
But federal government ecosystem “protection” will expand, “… all species throughout the entire range will be listed as threatened or endangered,” including private land management. The BLM intent to expand its authority to take more land was found in 2010. As a UN NGO, IUCN is the creator of the Red List for ecosystems and endangered species. As a IUCN member the DOI and other federal agencies will follow these lists.
Indeed, don’t forget Agenda 2030. “Goal 15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning…” and needing “… strong political commitment and national-level strategies…”. Just 4 very short years to stop land and resource theft by the UN and federal government co-conspirators.
- Exposing the BLM – Part 1 – The UN connection
- Exposing the BLM – Part 2 – Desertification
- Exposing the BLM – Part 3 – Ecosystems
- Exposing the BLM – Part 4 – Resource Theft
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