Sedona – Red Rock National Monument Proposal Submitted

SEDONA — The Steering Committee of the Coalition for Permanent Protection of the National Forest in the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock Area announced Wednesday that it has submitted a proposal for national monument designation to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality and, as is customary, to the Departments of Agriculture and Interior, in Washington, D.C.

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Note: Interesting how the article does not mention that the City of Sedona and 80% of the residents did not want the National Monument designation.

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Protecting Our Environment From a Monumental Threat

Sedona AZ (October 12, 2015) – Most of the people who support designating 160,000 acres of the area around Sedona as a national monument do so because they are convinced it is the best way to protect the amazing, beautiful, unique, naturally diverse character of this ecological wonder we call home.

Here’s a big problem with that: Plenty of evidence suggests that, while this action would enhance the political fortunes of its main movers, it would have an environmental effect that is the exact opposite of what all of us want.

What’s that? It would devastate the very values its supporters claim it will protect.

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The Unanticipated Consequences of a Non-Rural National Monument

There are many unintended consequences to owners of private property adjoining a National Monument, National Park, National Scenic Area, National Heritage Area or any other intensively managed federal land, more so, if said properties should become landlocked inside such a federally designated area, especially a National Monument. A National Monument is the second highest designation in the National Park System; it has the most restrictions and carries with it one of the highest levels of unintended consequences. National parks have the highest designation, and what’s more, many national monuments are eventually converted to National Parks.

Verde Valley has Been Selected for a Great Experiment

birdNot content to merely create a long list of federally owned and managed lands across America, Big Green has selected the Verde Valley to be site of the first and only cities landlocked inside a National Monument. No such area currently exists! History shows that inholders inside National Parks and National Monuments are evicted through eminent domain or forced into what is effectively theft by creation of regulations that home and property owners find too onerous and expensive, and they are therefore effectively forced to sell.

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Opposition to National Monuments
within Arizona

AZ State Rep. Bob Thorpe – The State of Arizona is opposed to the creation of the proposed 1.7 million acre Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument (GCWNM), and any other new or enlarged National Monument within Arizona.

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Open Letter to the Editor

This is a letter to the editor about Zion Canyon, and it includes every concern you have about what will happen to Sedona if it is a National Monument. The National Monument designation does not come with any federal money to cover the increased tourism. Total disaster.

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National Monuments Change Everything!

Facts for Concerned Citizens

man3This is for those who:

1. Do not want to increase traffic and maintenance of our current infrastructure without any immediate or future compensation.

2. Want to retain our volunteers and budget for park services, upkeep and rangers. We have some money. The Feds have NONE.

3. Want to keep our freedom to repair, clean up, and walk or drive to any trails, Stupa or ruins without a mandated shuttle required.

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Anti National Monument Designation Gains Momentum

Sedona AZ (September 14, 2015) – Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled program, but the ROARR movement is gaining inmmense momentum against KSB, the Sierra Club and the City of Sedona activist Councilors!

For several months now, ever so slowly, small groups around the Verde Valley and its environs have been forming, independently, to explore the Keep Sedona Beautiful and Sierra Club’s marketing efforts relative to the proposed Sedona-Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument designation. As they have begun to discover that there are immense and likely permanent downside risks to such a federal land resource designation, that deliberately have not been disclosed to an unwary public by its proponents, opposition has organized and coalesced into a movement.

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Help Stop Sedona Verde Valley from Becoming a National Monument and Why

Negative Impacts of Proposed National Monument Designation

turtle2(March 4, 2010) Senator Jim DeMint took to the pages of the Washington Post this morning to raise the alarm about a planned, 10 million acre Western land grab by the Obama administration.

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job-creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

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