Action Alert from American
Land Rights Association - Land Rights Network
Help the residents of Santa Barbara County
fight national park designation
You needn't live in California
to stand up with your neighbors, friends and
family there -- this is happening EVERYWHERE,
and we MUST stand with each
other! Just sending an email will help!
California! August 19, 2002 Forum
***** Land Grabbers on Parade!
The National Park Service (NPS) is sponsoring
a Forum on how to cooperate
with property owners.
And get this -- they promise not to raid
anyone's home and shoot and kill
them (as they did to Donald Scott in the Santa
Monica Mountains National
Recreation Area), invade their property with a
pre-dawn attack using black
helicopters (like they did to the ranching
families at Channel Islands
National Park), or run them out of business
(like at Point Reyes National
At least, not during the Forum.
So check your guns at the door and COME ON IN!
DATE: Monday, August 19, 2002
LOCATION: the Marriott Hotel in
TIME: 9am to 4:45pm. You don't have to
be there the whole day -- just stay
long enough for a panel or two, ask questions,
and make your voice heard!
WHAT: Forum being sponsored by the NPS
-- check out
for the latest agenda changes and information.
Speakers include the Nature Conservancy, the
Sierra Club, the National Park
Service, and a bunch of others. There
are a couple of folks on our side, but
does it sound like a stacked deck?
You're getting the picture!
WHY: The NPS has been attempting to jam a
national park down the throats of
Santa Barbara County residents for the past
three years. It is a real
whopper - 215,000 acres of prime real estate,
including farms, ranches,
residences and even Vandenberg Air Force
Base. The vehicle for this has been
something called the Gaviota Coast Feasibility
The NPS is accepting public comments for the
Study until September
1, 2002, and will be recording this event for
the public record.
SEE ACTION ITEM BELOW -- even if you can't
make it, PLEASE make an email, fax
or mailed in statement supporting
Due to overwhelming local opposition, the NPS
high and mighty have been
forced to come down from their thrones in
their Denver and Washington, DC
offices and deal with the "little
people" -- like us, the ones actually
impacted by the decisions.
YOU can give them a piece of your mind on this
or any other subject for
that matter this coming Monday, August 19.
Here is a sampling of entities that have sent
in letters of opposition to
the national park proposal -- THREE city
councils, FOUR chambers of
commerce, SIX agricultural organizations, TWO
school boards, TWO
taxpayer groups, THREE property owner
coalitions, and TWO county
supervisors who represent the Study Area.
One other supervisor, who represents part of
the study area, refused to fight
the park, and now faces a recall election
after 14,000 constituents signed
petitions requesting the recall!
PLEASE - include the term
"Alternative One" in whatever you
WHAT TO SAY TO
SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE ONE:
- The area is already protected.
Santa Barbara County ALREADY
under some of the strictest local and state
land use controls in the entire
United States, as well as several land trusts
who can offer conservation
easements if that is what people want.
- The National Park Service has a
five BILLION dollar maintenance
backlog. It should clean up its mess
before grabbing any more land!
- NPS is hostile to agricultural
operations and will run people out of
business who dare to challenge its
"management plan" for the entire
- NPS is anti-private property, and
threatens landowners with inholdings
within park boundaries and property outside as
well. It claims buffer zones
for everything from endangered species to
- GET OUT!!! Mind you own
business! Go Home!
SEND comments to:
Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study
National Park Service
1111 Jackson Street, #700
Oakland, CA 94607
Fax number: 510-817-1505
Email for comments: pgso_gaviota @nps.gov
(note - there is an underscore between pgso
THANK YOU for helping out fellow
supporters of private property, Truth,
Justice and the American Way! They will
be there for you down the road!
Please forward to your friends and allies.
American Land Rights Association - Land Rights
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973 -
Legislative Office: 508 First St. SE -
Washington DC 20003
Phone: 202-210-2357 - Fax: 202-543-7126 -