REWILDING, a.k.a. “Landscape scale conservation”, is now the official policy of the United States Department of Interior. Removing “GAPS” to biological diversity, and/or eliminating “stressors” on wildlife populations caused by human factors required the establishment of new mechanisms to enable management of natural resources across international boundaries on both public and private land. These mechanisms are now fully operational.
[Author’s note: I’ve embedded multiple links in this article to allow the reader to do further research, just click on the highlighted text to go to the source documents.]
Some of these mechanisms are:
Department of Interior’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2016 which establishes regional “Climate Science Centers” and “Landscape Conservation Cooperatives”.
These giant interlocking pieces are all arms of the same globalist Agenda 21 octopus backed up by the policing authority of President Obama’s EO 13575 which brings in all the Federal heavyweights, including the Department of Defense, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security and the EPA to form the Rural Lands Council. All these bureaucracies are involved in forging partnerships between government and non-governmental organizations to create a near totalitarian governing authority to manage natural resources and control human activity across state and international borders. Let’s take a closer look at just one of these arms, the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
To date, some 22 LCC’s have been created by the Federal Government under Secretarial Order No. 3289.
LCC’s are part of the United States Department of Interior’s PLAN FOR A COORDINATED, SCIENCE-BASED RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON OUR LAND, WATER, and WILDLIFE RESOURCES. LCC’s are tasked with outlining the necessary steps and creating the bureaucratic authority to manage resources under the pretense of avoiding species extinction in the face of “sweeping landscape change”. All Department of Interior conservation assessments and management decisions will now be based on GAP Analysis and IUCN protected area categories as well as input from a variety of conservation related non-governmental organizations.
It should be noted that the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) is the worlds largest conservation organization and operates as one of the principle partners helping implement United Nations Millenium Development Goal #7 – “Environmental Sustainability”. All conservation organizations that matter, such as the Center for Biological Diversity, the Nature Conservancy, the Wilderness Society, and Sierra Club, as well as nearly 2000 other environmental organizations, are members of the IUCN. [FYI- We are now less than 1000 days away from the 2015 target date set for full implementation of the UN MDG’s, otherwise known as “Agenda 21”.]
This is what the Department of the Interior says about their new LCC’s:
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs): The On the Ground Applied Science and Adaptive Management Arm
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes. They will link science and conservation delivery. Each LCC functions within a specific landscape, but it also will be part of a national, and ultimately, international network. LCCs are true cooperatives, formed and directed by land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and interested public and private organizations. Federal, state, tribal, local government and non-governmental management organizations are all invited as partners in their development. Each LCC will be directed by a steering committee representing partners working in that region.
LCCs are self-directed partnerships. They provide a structure to define objectives, develop spatially-explicit strategies, and provide scientific and technical decision support to inform natural and cultural resource management across terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine ecosystems.The core of an LCC will be a scientific and technical staff with an applied resource management focus. That staff and capacity will be directed by a Steering Committee, consisting of resource management representatives from governmental entities (federal, state, tribal and local) and non-governmental organizations who are prepared to contribute to the joint effort.
Role of the Department of the Interior and its Federal Partners: Interior bureaus will seek to catalyze LCC development by contributing scientific and technical capacities, and inspiring a critical mass of partners to contribute their expertise and capacities and array around shared-landscape-scale resource management objectives.
Bureaus will support LCCs by providing a structure for integrating natural and cultural resource management and climate impact response, and pooling resources so that LCCs will have the capability to address issues that extend across the missions of all supporting bureaus and agencies. The Department’s climate change vision and capacities, including LCCs and CSCs, will enable each of DOI’s bureaus to work together, and with partners, to implement an integrated Department-wide climate change science, adaptation, and mitigation strategy that supports their individual mission responsibilities.
Such coded bureaucratic doublespeak and large scale maps don’t mean much to most people. We need to take a closer look at these regional LCC’s to really understand what this means for ranchers, farmers, and other rural folks who happen to own property in the “GAPS”, or whose land use practices or livelihoods could be categorized as “stressors” on a particular species or habitat.
The Great Northern LCC (#6) looks an awful lot like the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) advocated by the REWILDING fanatics over twenty years ago. Coincidence? Of course not. The Department of Interior’s Great Northern LCC #6 closely matches the Y2Y vision of a largely human-free zone dedicated primarily to wildlife conservation. Here’s a detailed side by side view of the Interior Department’s Great Northern LCC management zone (left) compared to the Y2Y Initiative:
Every LCC will have multiple conservation objectives and a variety of management strategies employed within the same zone. Some areas within a particular LCC will be managed more human friendly than others. But LCC #6 is a very special region. This area (along with LCC #16) is a major seed bed for the rapidly expanding gray wolf population. These large “keystone” carnivores are the driving force behind landscape scale conservation management and the REWILDING of America.
For those lacking something to do, click on the GAP Analysis Species Viewer and plug in the specific region and species you are interested in. Just for kicks, check back monthly and watch the range and distribution for the gray wolf expanding outward from LCC #6 as the GAP maps are periodically updated. It’s almost like watching a car wreck in extremely slow motion.