Fred Kelly Grant and American Stewards of Liberty’s Margaret and Dan Byfield and their Board members have had great successes with use of the coordination process for local governments protecting their citizens:
STOPPED THE TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR, FIRST LEG OF THE NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY—They helped Holland, Little Rice-Academy, Rogers, and Bartlett, Texas (tiny towns with a combined population of less than 6,000) and their respective school districts stop the Trans-Texas Corridor which was the first leg of the NAFTA superhighway. It was a quarter mile wide toll road that would have ruined thousands of acres of prime farmland and destroyed the economy of the towns and disrupted the entire structure of the school districts. Both the powerful TXDOT (Texas Transportation Department with a trademarked nickname) and EPA backed down to the towns.
SAVED RANCHERS IN OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO FROM 40% REDUCTION IN GRAZING RATES WHICH WOULD HAVE PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS AND CAUSED THEM TO LOSE THEIR RANCHES—This was the first battle in the Clinton-Babbitt surge to rid all western rangelands of cattle; Bill Lowry, now in his 90s testified at a hearing that when he waded ashore at Normandy as a teenager, he never dreamed his country would someday try to take his ranch from him. The late Gene Davis testified he would have thought the same as he marched in the Bataan Death March.
HELPED THE FIVE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES FORCE THE FOREST SERVICE TO REOPEN ITS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLANS IN ORDER TO RETAIN AND MAINTAIN RECREATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT USE—And SYLVIA MILLIGAN AND DICK WRIGHT AND OTHERS BECAME EXPERTS AT COORDINATION. SUPERVISORS OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU, MODOC, DEL NORTE COUNTIES BECAME ACTIVE COORDINATORS.
HELPED GLEN LAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT IN MONTANA preserve its easement rights in the Forest and handle the bull trout problems without loss of water—with Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service; and cause a reopening of the Forest Travel Management Plan to assure ingress and egress for the citizens of the District and for the District’s use. Steve Curtiss, executive Director became expert at coordination.
SAVED OWYHEE COUNTY RANCHERS AND FARMERS FROM LOSS OF WATER AND GRAZING AS A RESULT OF THE LISTING OF THE BRUNEAU HOT SPRINGS SNAIL AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES—backing down BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service
HELPED MAINTAIN GRAZING LEVELS AND PRACTICES IN MODOC COUNTY, CALIFORNIA WHERE SEAN CURTIS AND CAROLYN CAREY AND SUPERVISORS LIKE NANCY HUFFMAN AND CITIZENS AS JUNE RICHARDS BECAME EXPERTS AT COORDINATION—working coordination magic with Forest Service and BLM.
HELPED LINCOLN COUNTY, COLORADO AVOID ECONOMIC DEVASTATION FROM A WARREN BUFFET PLAN TO RELOCATE A RAILROAD LINE THAT WOULD HAVE DESTROYED A SALE YARD AND A TRUCKING HUB THAT WERE THE CORE OF THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTY—Used coordination to cause the Colorado Department of Transportation, funded with federal money and working on an interstate railway, to back away.
HELPED FREMONT COUNTY, WYOMING SAVE ITS ECONOMIC REVENUE FROM CAMPING AND OUTFITTERS BY PREVENTING CLOSING OF CAMPGROUNDS BY FOREST SERVICE—cooperating agency status had failed, coordination caused Service to back down.
HELPED COUNTIES IN IDAHO FROM OWYHEE IN THE SOUTHWEST TO THE UTAH BORDER FORCE BLM TO PLACE POWER LINES ON PUBLIC MANAGED LANDS RATHER THAN PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS THROUGH USE OF THE PROCESS—BLM and Idaho Power backed down
HELPED CUSTER COUNTY AND OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO PRESERVE THEIR RS 2477 RIGHT OF WAY INTERESTS THROUGH REQUIRING BLM AND FOREST SERVICE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH COUNTY POLICY