‘Coordination’ meetings in Northern Wisconsin

‘Coordination’ meetings in Northern Wisconsin – Land & Water Conservation being targeted

A Texas-based group called the American Stewards of Liberty (https://americanstewards.us/about/ is orchestrating an effort to influence northern Wisconsin politicians to adopt their agenda. Those politicians are in-turn exerting their influence on local units of government (Town, Village, & County Boards) and promoting the Texas-based group’s agenda. This group is against land and water conservation. Instead, they advocate for natural resource exploitation. They promote mineral mining, increased grazing, timber cutting, for-profit commercial & industrial development, and oil & gas drilling-production in Federal lands – like the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. They practice deceptive marketing and spin their message into themes of it being about freedom and personal choice; while in fact, their motives are purely about extracting every cent of available natural resource value.

The American Stewards of Liberty (ASL) describe themselves in their “coordination guidebook” as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting private property rights, defending the productive use of land, and restoring local control. ASL works directly with local communities to help protect the continued use of natural resources – the production of food, fiber, minerals, and energy and access to the land – in the face of an increasing influence of the radical environmental agenda that is working to remove people from the landscape.

Three primary projects being pursued at ASL today are:

1. Local Government Coordination: ASL works with local leaders, training them on how to implement a coordination process with federal agencies for the purpose of advocating the local position and resolving conflicts with the federal planning position. This is happening here

See their outreach plans: https://americanstewards.us/coordination/outreach/

2. Delisting Species: ASL works with a team of experts to delist species currently on the Endangered Species List that have been listed in error or have been recovered and no longer warrant federal protection. This is happening here. Their goal is to devalue the animal and plant life in the area so the region can be sacrificed for resource extraction.

3. Coordination Coalition: ASL has organized a coalition of Local Governments that use coordination to work with federal and state agencies. This is happening here.

Texas ranks number 45 at the bottom of the list for the percentage of conserved public land available for recreation. Texas only has 4% of its land-space available for public use. The other 96% is privately owned and subject to extreme mineral and resource extraction. Recreation options in Texas are fee-based because there is virtually no public land available. Do you want to see Texas-based policies in Wisconsin?

See: https://www.summitpost.org/public-and-private-land-percentages-by-us-states/186111

7th Congressional District Representative Tom Tiffany was one of the keynote speakers at the Texas group’s 30×30 summit (https://stop30x30summit.com/speakers) held in Texas at the end of September 2023. Tiffany is actively bringing the Texas group’s agenda to Wisconsin. Tiffany and his Texas group are targeting land & water conservation for extinction.

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) has a news story about the Texas group’s emerging influence in Wisconsin: https://www.wpr.org/pelican-river-forest-secures-funding-local-leaders-want-federal-grant-revoked

It is important to keep a watchful eye on upcoming meetings that include the “coordination” topic. Please consider who might be able to attend these meetings and gather information (documents, recordings, attendee lists, etc.) as silent observers. It is possible that County Board members from other Counties will attend neighboring County meetings. It may be prudent to ask friends, partners, wives, and husbands of the most active people to attend. Please consider who can attend these upcoming meetings.

Langlade County has an upcoming meeting on the topic:

Langlade County Board: Forestry & Recreation Committee
DATE: January 16, 2024 TIME: 5:30 p.m. In the Highway Department Conference Room (see link)


Agenda item 13. “Tax Limited Properties Coordination Meeting – Discussion regarding attendance and
possible Committee Action on posting of meeting as may be necessary”

(The Langlade County Board of Supervisors produced and signed the same letter as the one cited in the WPR news story. That letter is also found here: https://www.wpr.org/sites/default/files/oneida_county.pdf. Notice that Langlade County Forest Administrator – Al Murray – is cited as the meeting coordinator in the Oneida County and Forest County letters.)

Watch for similar meeting notations on other County Board agendas. Watch agendas for subcommittees having the words “forestry”, “recreation”, “land conservation”, “land use”, etc., in their titles.

Oneida County meetings: https://www.co.oneida.wi.us/government/meetings/

Forest County meetings: http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/Meetings_list.asp?locid=145

Lincoln County meetings (remote option): https://co.lincoln.wi.us/meetings

Langlade County meetings: https://www.co.langlade.wi.us/government/minutes_and_agendas/

Vilas County meetings: https://www.vilascountywi.gov/calendar.php?view=month&month=01&day=01&year=2024

Florence County meetings: https://www.florencecountywi.com/minutes-and-agendas/

Oconto County meetings: https://www.co.oconto.wi.us/AgendaCenter/Search/?term=&CIDs=4,5,2,7,8,9,10,22,12,13,30,14,31,15,16,17,19,20,21,&startDate=&endDate=&dateRange=&dateSelector=

Aside from the above listed Counties, there are many more Counties that might have meetings on the topic. Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district is the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 26 counties (in whole or part), for a total of 18,787 sq mi. The district contains the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, St. Croix, Chippewa (partial), Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson (partial), Juneau (partial), Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe (partial), Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood (partial). Please consider who might be able to monitor meeting agendas and attend meetings.