The 30×30 Land Grab is becoming a regular topic at the Sequoyah County Commissioners meetings ever since a couple of “concerned citizens” became involved in the movement “to educate the public and prevent more lands from being taken.”
For several weeks, Polly Tyler of Braggs and Lahoma Spears of Gore, have been involved in the mission of visiting commissioners in the surrounding counties including Sequoyah. The two, who attended last Monday’s regular meeting of the Sequoyah County Board of Commissioners, reported they had attended a summit held last week in Irving, Texas.
Tyler said the summit was attended by many people from throughout the U.S. and outside of the country including commissioners, legislators and other state and local government officials who have an interest in the issue.
“There was some good information which came from the meeting,” Tyler, said.
“The land grab is tak-ing place everywhere. It’s going on atrociously in places like Poland and the Netherlands. We had families from Western United States whose lands are just being vacuumed by the government. One family said they had 1,300 head of cattle but due to losing some land, they are down to 1,500,” she said. She also mentioned Wyoming had lost 36,000 acres of land.
Packets were distributed to the county commissioners which contained information about the 30×30 Land Grab which is an international agenda advanced by radical environmental activists to permanently protect 30 percent of the world’s land and oceans in their natural state by 2030, according to American Steward, a publication produced by American Stewards of Liberty, a non-profit organization which claims its mission is to protect property rights and liberties by defending use of land restoring local control.
According to information provided by Tyler, the program was initiated by the Biden Administration through the Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
“Land grab is going on atrociously in Netherlands, Poland. I want to keep you aware and keep you informed of what all is going on,” Tyler said.
She distributed copies of information from the meeting to the commissioners. Tyler said there is a Congressional law passed by forefathers which prohibits the federal government from taking action on matters without the approval of the local governments which includes commissioners.
“That law has been helping to win some cases for us,” she said.
Tyler also suggested watching an online video entitled “No Farmers No Food” to learn more about the land grab. She also said a five-county town hall meeting is in the works.
In his report “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” President Joe Biden includes recommendations “that are anchored in a simple truth: nature is essential to the health, well-being and prosperity of every family and every community in America.”
Biden states the disappearance of nature, climate change, Inequitable access to the outdoors are three issues which pose grave risks to the abundance, resilience and accessibility of the natural resources which are a the foundation of America’s economy and well-being. Biden mentions plans to restore forests, restoring and maintaining healthy marine ecosystems, building and improving parks in undeserved neighborhoods improves public health, reduces temperature on hot days. Providing incentives for voluntary conservation practices rewards ranchers and farmers for being good stewards of working lands, waters and wildlife habitat.
“As the country works to recover and rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic and fully address the climate crises, now is the time to develop and pursue a locally led, nationally scaled effort to conserve, connect and restore the lands, waters and wildlife upon which we all depend,” his report states.
Biden has stated his report is only the starting point on the path to “fulfilling the conservation vision” he has outlined.
“Where this path leads over the next decade will be determined not by our agencies but by the ideas and leadership of local communities. It is our job to listen, learn and provide support along the way to help strengthen economics and pass on healthy lands, waters and wildlife for generations to come,” he said in the report.
The report is signed by Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce and Brenda Mallory, Chair,Council on Environmental Quality.
The entire report is available on the president’s webpage.