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Conservancy "Protects" Additional Land at Lynx Prairie Preserve - Purchases will safeguard globally rare remnant prairie communities
"We do work closely with USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). We buy these properties when they need to be bought, so that at some point we can become the willing seller (to government). This helps the government get around the problem of local opposition." - The Nature Conservancy's William Weeks quoted by syndicated columnist Warren T. Brookes, January 23, 1991.
(Note from Julie Kay Smithson of Property Rights Research): Nothing has changed since the above quote, other than the scope of the resource control. This is an insatiable appetite -- which could be called an addiction to power -- that gobbles property rights like the old PacMan game of the 1970s. Bold highlighting, in the original article, has been left intact, but changed from black to red, to illustrate the extensive Language Deception which is hard at work to mislead the read. To western readers, the acreage described may seem like nothing, but it is incremental, just as it has been and is out West. "Hiking" is simply bait tossed to the reader to divert attention from the huge hook, which is The Wildlands Project come to Ohio. Lest any naive reader think that such "communities" are occupied by humans, they are NOT. The "Nature Conservancy" is on an all-out mission to control as much land, water, etc., as it can, under various banners and guises, such as "protect," "safeguard," "for future generations," etc. Remember that this "shadow government" is partnered at the federal, state and local levels with governments, not only in the United States, but also in many countries worldwide. Masquerading as a benevolent "non-profit" organization that simply "protects" lands it acquires, the reality is that TNC steamrollers the private property owners in its path. It takes no prisoners, including the indigenous people that get "resettled" far from their homes. The retaking of all resources is accomplished under the Trojan Horse disguise of "protection," then often sold to governments -- for hefty profits or land swaps, which garner more properties that may be developed/utilized in the future. One need look no further than America's resource providers -- her farmers, fishermen, loggers, miners and ranchers -- to see the same thing happening here. TNC is a huge player in the conversion of our resourceful, self-reliant, actually sustainable country into one that is "service oriented." Unless you want your children and grandchildren to be maids and gardeners at posh resorts, with no ability to own their own lands or utilize them for their own "future generations," it's high time to listen up. The only thing that is certain about all this "non-profit" land baron activity -- much of it funded by EPA and other federal agency grants, which are also known as your taxpayer dollars -- is that most humans are targeted to become, first endangered, then extinct. Do you think these statements are too strong? Read more here http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/tncframes.htm and here: http://www.vtc.net/~tnccon/)
May 31, 2006
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Lynx, Ohio [southeast Adams County, eight miles from the Ohio River and a little more than an hour from Cincinnati] - Two recent purchases have added 162 acres to The Nature Conservancy’s Lynx Prairie Preserve, part of the Edge of Appalachia Preserve system, in Adams County. The acquisitions, made possible in part by the Clean Ohio Fund, will protect the remnant prairie communities that persist along cliff edges, narrow ridges, and forest openings within the region. 

Designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service in 1967, the 500-acre preserve features an abundance of plants that are rare to Ohio.  These plants can be found growing on the dolomite cliffs and boulders throughout the preserve.

“We're very excited about the additions to this unique preserve,” said Rich Shank, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.  “Lynx Prairie was the organization’s first land purchase within the state in 1959, and helping to protect this globally-important region remains as important as ever.”    

This biodiversity hotspot features an abundance of native grasses and wildflowers, making it a popular destination for nature tourism.  Visitors to the preserve will find trails that showcase the prairies’ native flora, with wildflowers garnering the most attention when they peak from late July through September.  In addition to hiking the trails at Lynx Prairie, visitors may also explore the Edge of Appalachia Preserve?s Wilderness Trail and Buzzardroost Rock

The Nature Conservancy and the Cincinnati Museum Center, working in a partnership that spans nearly 50 years, have protected more than 13,000 acres of rugged woodland, prairie openings, waterfalls, giant promontories and clear streams at “the Edge.”

Copyright 2006, The Nature Conservancy.




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