90 Miles From Tyranny : Billionaire-funded eco group quietly taking farmland out of production in rural America Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen tells Fox News Digital the group's plans are 'flatly illegal'

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Billionaire-funded eco group quietly taking farmland out of production in rural America Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen tells Fox News Digital the group's plans are 'flatly illegal'


The American Prairie (AP), a conservation project in Montana, has quietly scooped up more than 450,000 acres of land with the help of its billionaire donors and the federal government.

The little-known project aims to create the largest "fully functioning ecosystem" in the continental U.S. by stitching together about 3.2 million acres of private and public lands, according to the American Prairie Foundation, which founded the reserve more than 20 years ago. The group has recorded 34 transactions spanning roughly 453,188 acres of land throughout central Montana — much of which were once used for farming and grazing — since 2004 and continues to aggressively expand.

"Our mission is to assemble the largest complex of public and private lands devoted to wildlife in the lower 48," Pete Geddes, AP's vice president and chief external relations officer, told Fox News Digital in an interview. "For comparison, about 25% larger than Yellowstone."

"We're not asking the federal government to create anything, we're not asking the federal government for any money," he added. "Instead, we're engaged in private philanthropy and voluntary exchange by buying ranches from people who would like to sell that to us."

The American Prairie Foundation has raised tens of millions of dollars in recent years, according to recent tax filings, thanks in large part to its donors, which include well-known Wall Street and Silicon Valley magnates. Hansjoerg Wyss, a Swiss financier and mega-donor of liberal causes, deceased German retail mogul Erivan Haub, John Mars, the heir to the Mars candy fortune, and Susan Packard Orr, daughter of the Hewlett-Packard Co. co-founder, have all donated to AP, Bloomberg previously reported.

The AP said about 3% of its contributions have come from international...




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6 comments:

Glypto Dropem said...

I wonder if these people, who think they know what's good for us because they think they are better than us; truly know how close they are to be dragged from their cushy lairs and seats of power bound and gagged to stand trial in front of a Cititzen Tribunal? Sentences shall be carried out immediately and publicly to include their entire families, comprising such hideous violence it will be spoken about for a thousand years, and such tyranny would never be attempted again. THAT is what I am ready for.

MMinWA said...

A fully functioning ecosystem??? What in the fuckity fuck fuck do you call a farm?

Are they going to let buffalo roam and put some Indians in teepees?

Over 40% of all the money ever conjured up in the history of this country was magically added to the books in the last 2 years. Bullshit like this is what happens when idiots get their hands on billions of unearned fiat wealth.

Sedition said...

If it's not going to be used for farmland, salt the shit out of it. Ruin anything they attempt to do.

boron said...

or future plans for housing for "immigrants"

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

Useless idiots and most of us know what happens to them eventually, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Amen.

-rightwingterrorist