International Control Coming to You?

International Control Coming to You?
September 1, 1999

If you live, work, or have plans to develop property in or near any of the areas listed below, you might be subject to the decisions of international regulators, just as Crown Butte Mines was when it tried to develop a mine near Yellowstone National Park. The vast areas covered by some of the sites and the vagueness of some of the descriptions would seem to allow great latitude to international regulators.

Biosphere Reserves in the U.S.

1. Aleutian Islands, Alaska

2. Beaver Creek, Arizona

3. Big Bend, Texas

4. Big Thicket, Texas

5. California Coast Ranges, California

6. Carolinian-South Atlantic, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

7. Cascade Head, Oregon

8. Central California Coast, California

9. Central Gulf Coastal Plain, Florida

10. Central Plains, Colorado

11. Champlain-Adirondack, New York and Vermont

12. Channel Islands, California

13. Coram, Montana

14. Denali, Alaska

15. Deseret, Utah

16. Everglades, Florida

17. Fraser, Colorado

18. Glacier, Montana

19. Glacier Bay-Admiralty Island, Alaska

20. Guanica, Puerto Rico

21. H.J. Andrews, Oregon

22. Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii

23. Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire

24. Isle Royale, Michigan

25. Jornada, New Mexico

26. Konza Prairie, Kansas

27. Land between the Lakes, Tennessee and Kentucky

28. Luquillo, Puerto Rico

29. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

30. Mojave and Colorado Deserts, California and Nevada

31. New Jersey Pinelands, New Jersey

32. Niwot Ridge, Colorado

33. Noatak/Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

34. Olympic, Washington

35. Organ Pipe Cactus, Arizona

36. Rocky Mountain, Colorado

37. San Dimas, California

38. San Joaquin, California

39. Sequoia-Kings Canyon, California

40. South Atlantic Coastal Plain, South Carolina

41. Southern Appalachian, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

42. Stanislaus-Tuolumne, California

43. Three Sisters, Oregon

44. University of Michigan Biological Station, Michigan

45. Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands

46. Virginia Coast, Virginia

47. Yellowstone, Wyoming and Montana

World Heritage Sites in the U.S.

1. Cahokia Mounds Site, Illinois

2. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

3. Chaco National Historical Park, New Mexico

4. Everglades National Park, Florida

5. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

6. Glacier National Park, Montana

7. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

9. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

10. Independence Hall, Pennsylvania

11. La Fortaleza and San Juan Historical Site, Puerto Rico

12. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

13. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

14. Monticello, Virginia

15. Olympic National Park, Washington

16. Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico

17. Redwood National Park, California

18. Statue of Liberty, New York

19. University of Virginia Historic District, Virginia

20. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

21. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana

22. Yosemite National Park, California

Ramsar Sites in the U.S.

1. Ash Meadows, Nevada

2. Bolinas Lagoon, California

3. Cache-Lower White Rivers, Arkansas

4. Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands, Illinois

5. Caddo Lake, Texas

6. Catahoula Lake, Louisiana

7. Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

8. Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas

9. Connecticut River Estuary & Tidal Wetlands Complex, Connecticut

10. Delaware Bay, Delaware & New Jersey

12. Everglades, Florida

13. Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin

14. Izembek, Alaska

15. Okefenokee, Georgia and Florida

16. Pelican Island, Florida