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Goldfinger

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Hi Guys-

Just saw on tv where the House of Representative passed a bill establishing a Arizona Heritage area south of Tucson consisting of almost 4000 square miles. Anyone know how that will affect meteorite hunting ,nuggetsooting,etc in an area like that? Not familiar with heritage areas.

Steve

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http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/66845.php

http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/207990.php

This is another part of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 passed by Bush. I am currently looking at laws for "Heritage" areas. But if it follows like the others, its yet another Federal and grab. I currently live right in the middle of this area.

Also please let me add to this with H.R. 1925. It would Eliminate Motorized and Mechanized Access to Over 9 Million Acres of Public Land in UT.

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H.R.324 - To establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

H.R.324

Also tagged in: Historic sites and heritage areas, Public lands and natural resources

Latest Action: 02/04/2009 - Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

Bill Text

To establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

1/8/2009--Introduced.

Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act - Establishes the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area in Arizona. Requires the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, Inc. as the local coordinating entity for the Area, to prepare and submit a management plan for such Area.

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As this requires the Santa Cruz Valey Heritage Alliance, Inc to come up with the "management plan" for the area, it has yet to be determined about nugget shooting and Meteorhunting.

Now the SCV Heritage Alliance has partnered up with the Desert Archaeology, Inc

That doesnt sound too promising for us, as are they going to allow non Archaeologists to be digging up the ground? Well, we'll see! http://www.desert.com/

By the way....Raul Grijalva the congressman that introduced this bill, is the same Grijalva that voted "NO" to take away ACORNS Gov funding. After all that has been found to go on with that organization........owinell did he vote for ACORN to keep the funding? Geeeesh

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Hi Guys,

This new National Heritage Area will not be open to, or will have severe restrictions for, the American Public. Just as in a certain nearby National Monument, or a certain nearby National Wildlife Refuge, there also won't be any Border Patrol, only a few scattered daylight-duty park rangers. Don't you get it - it's a Federal Government created "amnesty corridor" that protects illegal aliens from the border on north to their pickup points. And they're making sure there won't be any witnesses. This same corridor will also be used by drug smugglers and terrorists. Of yeah, remember ex-govenor Naplitano? You know, the one who's now in charge of Homeland Security? Because of political correctness, she's completely on board with this huge stab in the back for Arizona, and the American People. If you have not recently traveled through this war-zone yourself, please read http:www.tucsonweekly.com/gyrobase/following-the-amnesty-trail/Content?oid=108682. The feds are not going to protect you from invading hordes of criminals. Your options aren't real great either. Be a victim, move to Maine, or start stocking up.

Ben

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Hi Guys,

This new National Heritage Area will not be open to, or will have severe restrictions for, the American Public. Just as in a certain nearby National Monument, or a certain nearby National Wildlife Refuge, there also won't be any Border Patrol, only a few scattered daylight-duty park rangers. Don't you get it - it's a Federal Government created "amnesty corridor" that protects illegal aliens from the border on north to their pickup points. And they're making sure there won't be any witnesses. This same corridor will also be used by drug smugglers and terrorists. Of yeah, remember ex-govenor Naplitano? You know, the one who's now in charge of Homeland Security? Because of political correctness, she's completely on board with this huge stab in the back for Arizona, and the American People. If you have not recently traveled through this war-zone yourself, please read http:www.tucsonweekly.com/gyrobase/following-the-amnesty-trail/Content?oid=108682. The feds are not going to protect you from invading hordes of criminals. Your options aren't real great either. Be a victim, move to Maine, or start stocking up.

Ben

Well thats partly right. But I live right smack dab in the middle of it, in Amado. The border patrol will still be here and funds are now being passed for the new and improved check point. I have attended all the meetings in Tubac about it and unless there is some underlying theme, its going through. They also just sent an extra 432 border patrol agents to this area about a month ago.

But in studying the the laws, I think Regmaglitch will be right about the prospecting and Metal detecting. They will want to protect the Heritage of the area.......thats mexican Heritage of course.

Again thank Raul Grijalva for this one.

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Hi Guys-

How in the world did something like this get passed in the first place? Surely there must have have been a great deal of opposition to it from all the outdoor sporting groups,general public, etc.

Steve

Actually no Goldfinger, it had great support from the towns around here. Tubac, Amado, Tumacacori and others werre very happy about it. If you look at the Heritage link posted you will find that Heritage areas attract tourism.....more money. Also there is a large population of Mexican Americans living south of Tucson. What "Heritage" do you think will be most supported? You have the De Anza Trail that goes right through the Heritage area and from those I have spoken to, they are loving this. None of the part time prospectors where even aware of this happening and there are a lot more business owners than there are prospectors. It passed easily. This is also happening all over America. Obama passed into legislation many other "Heritage areas" lately. Bush did too!

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Heritage Area is just a new catch phrase for we are stealing your

land and future rights. Any area deemed worthy of special protection

and a name is subject to future use changes as the so called special

interest groups feel is needed at a later date.

It sounds all sweet and innocent when the politicians introduce them

but it goes downhill fast once they are in place.

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