The vote was 6-0 in favor of a resolution supporting designation of 600,000 acres of national monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The City Council of Las Cruces concluded its part in the groundwork to establish the southeastern most cornerstone of the Rewilding Project of the Grand Cordilleran channel of wildlife corridors. Those are the wildlife corridors where all things civilized must be reduced to islands within the land mass or, in some writings, eliminated completely. It is where the Mexican gray wolf, the Chihuahuan grizzly bear, and the jaguar are expected to be ushered back in numbers to form to form the indicator predators that suggest a healthy ecosystem.
- They have east /west highway access north and south of the corridors.
- They have rugged and complex north/south mountain and drainage orientation which provides channels of movement.
- They are almost entirely or heavily dominated by federal land agency management.
- The concentration of American private property rights at risk is limited as is the presence of resident American habitation.
- All corridors have high, strategically located points of observation.
Mr. Wilmeth's column this week is actually a speech he gave on July 20 to attendees of Faye Hardin's InsightUSA gathering in Lubbock, Texas.
Also speaking that day was Marita Noon, who has written a column for Townhall.com based on Wilmeth's speech and that is receiving quite a reaction.