BIG BROTHER LAND
US FISH AND
WILDLIFE SERVICE THREATENS CONFISCATION OF 50,000 PRIVATE ACRES OF DARBY, OHIO LAND. DALE RAPP FIGHTS ALONG SIDE HIS COMMUNITY TO STOP
THIS FEDERAL LAND GRAB SCAM.
massive opposition to the land takings by our local citizens, the USFWS
continues to act under the influence of the Nature Conservancy and their
funders, the Columbus Foundation consortium, to cripple our farm
"Our area is under threat of being declared a National
Wildlife Refuge by the actions of corrupt officials of the U.S Fish
and Wildlife Service, acting in collusion. It is an attempt to
impose one of its restrictive Bioreserve projects on our farming
even met with Al Gore……he offered no help"
As far back as 1994, the USFWS was studying the Darby area
without the knowledge of the residents. No mention was ever made to
residents and farmers that this land re-classification was planned.
In fact in a letter from Thomas Larson, Chief of Ascertainment
Planning for the USFWS in Ft Snelling,MN to a resident Mrs. Patricia
Schiering, Mr Larson states very plainly " the proposed Darby
Prairie National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife and habitat
preservation project , not an agriculture preservation project."
"If this initiative goes through, we are faced with the specter
of eminent domain, or condemnation. After hundreds of years of
caring for our land and winning awards from the USFWS for
environmental stewartship they will take everything from us. We will
lose everything." Dale Rapp.
For more information contact:
Dale Rapp@ STEWARTS OF THE DARBY 213
THORN LOCUST LANE LONDON, OHIO 43140
TEL: 1(740) 857-1239 http://www.nodarbyrefuge.org/