Reclaim America: Coffman and Hayward with Insight and Solutions to Stop the Global Agenda

By Toni Thayer

April 23, 2003

Escalante, Utah. A nationally recognized expert in the fields of forestry and ecosystem management will be the main speaker at an upcoming, one-day workshop to be held at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce, Utah. The event, Reclaim America, will host Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., author of Saviors of the Earth? The Politics and Religion of Environmentalism and Plundering America by Law and William C. Hayward author of How the West Was Lost.

Coffman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. and his Ph.D. in Forest Science from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. “Since then he has become a respected scientist and ecologist who was involved in ecosystem research for over twenty years in both academia and industry.”

He was instrumental in stopping the U.S. Senate ratification of the United Nations’ (UN) Biodiversity Treaty in 1994 through a coordinated effort of research and networking with several other individuals and groups around the U.S.

His webpage,, says “his maps and information have been used by local citizens across America to stop the global agenda at the local level. This includes two UN Biosphere Reserves and the designation of at least one river within the American Heritage Rivers Initiative.”

Hayward became interested in the power and force possessed by different U.S. bureaus when he was a forest service permittee. Through eight years of research, he discovered exactly where, why and how their powers evolved.

His book, How the West Was Lost, is about land, specifically about Public Land, now called Federal Land. His Constitutional and legal history traces how the land was acquired, what became of it, how it was reserved, sold or held in perpetuity "as the sole property of the Federal Government" (

He will explain how the original 13 states "still possess their individual right of eminent domain over all land within their boundaries to the exclusion of the Federal Government, while such is not the case in all of the other states" and how this violation of the Equal Footing Doctrine has impacted those states that have lost their dominion and sovereignty.

Hayward "grew up in open western country when only a few fences defined one parcel of land from another." He graduated from Occidental College just in time to serve two years in W.W. II as a Navy officer in charge of an air-sea rescue vessel. At the close of the war, he returned to southern California where he joined his family's lumber business.

Toni Thayer of Escalante is sponsoring the workshop. The cost of the Saturday event is $25 for singles and $35 for couples with lunch included. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending should contact Thayer at: 435-826-4663,, or

Related Links:

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Defeat of the Biodiversity Treaty in the U.S. Senate


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