Certain areas in the continental US are deemed “significant” because they illustrate our national heritage and “; possess exceptional natural, cultural, scenic, and historic resources; and represent the diversity of our national character.” Because of this status, the US Congress has instilled HR 4099 , entitled the National Heritage Area Act of 2012” (NHAA) that will “authorize a National Heritage Program” that will be imbued with “other purposes.”
House Representative Charles Dent is the sponsor of this bill, working its way through Capitol Hill. Through authorization from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, the NHAA would allocate “technical and financial assistance to local coordinating entities to support the establishment, development, and continuity of the National Heritage Areas.”
National Heritage Areas are segregated portions of land under consideration of the National Parks Service that is subject to other designated authorities for their discretionary use. That determination is solely for the Secretary of the Department of the Interior to regulate.
The National Heritage Area (NHA) program includes 49 areas that are segregated for national stewardship and preservation under the guise to returning the land to “local people and organizations.”
Congress still retains the authority to designate an area to the NHA through legislation with the expressed purpose of preservation. This then partners local, state and the federal government with non-profit corporations and private sector companies who invest in the maintenance of the NHA. This also allows those entities the power to contribute to visions, perspectives and strategies for the future use and care of the NHA.
In 2007, the House of Representatives created the Celebrating America’s Heritage Act, HR 1483 that funnels taxpayer money into US government sanctioned land-grabs under the pretense of economic development. This was the inception of the NHA. Although the bill ultimately died, it was passed through the House.
This legislation would have stolen $135 million in taxpayer money as well as threaten property rights of American citizens who happen to have property adjacent to land designated federal by the National Park Service (NPS).
The system is a scheme by the NPS and local groups who coerce community governments with the assistance of environmental groups. Those representing the agenda place themselves on unelected boards and councils to become integral to regional coordinating agencies that search out land to be designated as NHA.
Without the consent or foreknowledge of property owners, these non-elected persons can have a city or state steal property from individual citizens. A management entity is paid to acquire the land without requiring the NPS to purchase that land, nor do they control it which gives the US government an obscure title and relieves them of responsibility to the residents in the surrounding areas that are harmed by the land-grab. The land is then deemed CEMAT European Rural Heritage.
According to the Second Century Commission report, in Section 7, if an area is under the control of the NPS, without designation as a “national park” it can be an understanding of control without making such a designation official.
As Smart Growth promises to turn suburban areas into highly-dense living areas with the vision of non-governmental organizations and their “experts” with use of grants from the US government, some state governments have come to the aid of their citizens.
The state of Virginia recently passed an amendment that would restrict the use of eminent domain by local governmental agencies with the nefarious purpose of building micro-apartment high-rises.
In New Hampshire, the House of Representatives voted to ban UN Agenda 21 polices and prevent local, county and state governments from adopting the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) programs.
Representative Anne Cartwright stated: “I know it is totally against our Constitution from reading the UN biodiversity assessment. It’s through local initiative that it is being implemented in bits and pieces to erode our property rights.”
Cartwright believes ICLEI is attempting to remove individual property rights through sustainable development. She said: “They are very slowly implementing rules and regulations that have not reached a high level yet. They are implementing it through zoning, planning and regional planning things that impact our property rights.”
Globalist-supported scientists are suggesting that humanity would be better off living in densely populated centers. “We certainly don’t want them strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].”
By 2030 it is expected that an estimated 4 billion people will live in eco-cities, which are controlled environments where sustainability mandates how much water, energy, food and production is allowed in urbanized areas. Targets and restrictions will replace traditional living to keep the land used for habitat from becoming a wasteland and protect the surrounding wildlife.
The non-governmental organization (NGO) The Wildlands Project (WP) is a focusing of the American landscape in preservation for “future generations to inherit a continent rich in wildlife, with plenty of room for all species to roam.”
This does not necessarily mean that there will be room for humans as we are seeing massive areas of land being placed under restrictions called “conservation easements”, “scenic byways”, “protected areas”, “biosphere reserves”, “wildlife refuges”, etc. The names are varied and plentiful, but the result is always the same: More government control; less human freedom.
The “science-based” agenda of WP has developed the solution of dividing up North America into “four Continental Wildways [of] large protected corridors of land running coast to coast . . . throughout Canada, the US and Mexico.”
- The Eastern Wildway extending northward from the Everglades along the Appalachians to the Arctic
- The Western Wildway spanning the continent from Mexico, through the Rockies, to Alaska
- The Pacific Wildway running from Baja to Alaska
- The Boreal Wildway running west-east from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes across the forest roof of North America
In 1972, the international treaty entitled Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage created World Heritage Sites, with a mission to:
- Ensure UN control over priceless lands and monuments across the globe by having nations sign the treaty
- Establish conservation and use of these sites as defined by UN guidelines
- Establish UN control by employing management, reporting systems, technical assistance and training
- Provide propaganda to encourage public support for the UN’s allocation of priceless lands and monuments
UNESCO has claimed 944 properties around the world. The States Parties is charged with identifying potential sites that the UN would be interested in possessing. With regular reports, the States Parties advise the World Heritage Committee in their crucial work and “enable it to assess the conditions of the sites, decide on specific program needs and resolve recurrent problems.”