Our Federal Government is threatening to take 90,000 acres of privately held property in South Dakota and Nebraska under the Land Protection Plan (LPP) for the Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Area. You only have until September 30, 2013 to voice your opinion about this threat to private property rights.
I encourage you to read about the Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Area, http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=40350, which impacts private property owners in southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. Viable agricultural land is threatened in this area. Taxable private property is threatened in this area.
Ag producers, taxpayers, and private property in this area should pay attention. Individuals threatened by this taking have until September 30, 2013 to comment on the Federal Government’s plans. Voice your opinion at this link: http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=52636
Our Federal Government has failed to manage the public land it has under its control. I do not believe that we should give them more authority over our private property until they can manage the land and waterways we already expect them to manage.
Please take a few minutes right now to read about this threat to your private property rights and share your thoughts and opinions with your government.