We serve the natural landscape while others develop it. There are no trails, nor are there plans to design any. Also, there are no WSL buildings near or on the site. The DROP plan (Donate, Return and Open to the Public) is used to return these acres to the natural landscape in perpetuity. Acres set aside for the natural landscape cannot be used as a resource and there is no extraction of or management of native species. Let native species occupy this SPECIES FOREST.
The state of Massachusetts now has two constitutional amendments/laws/judgements which remove money as an issue for the return of the natural landscape.
1. The high court of Massachusetts has now said that land set aside for public conservation benefit cannot be taxed by the towns. Again, this advances the Rights of Nature by making it easier for conservation groups to own conservation land and not be burdened by costs.
2. Several decades ago Massachusetts removed all individual liability from the owners of land open to the public. That allowed conservationists to set aside land without the burden of liability insurance. Although intended to serve community interests this amendment to the MA constitution actually advanced the Rights of Nature.
A SPECIES' FOREST is neither (1) biodiversity
nor (2) sustainability. Those are resource words. What? Yes, I can say
this because these words (biodiversity and sustainability) have been
gladly adopted by resource extraction industries. They are interpretive and that make these words useless.
Biodiversity is not equilibrium. Sustainability is not equilibrium.
EQUILIBRIUM and SPECIES' FOREST will never be used by the forest product
extraction industry, because these terms are either 100 percent or
nothing at all and resource people do not want to defend a forest 100
The environmental NGO the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature successfully organised its first Global Tribunal in Quito, Ecuador on the Rights of Nature on Friday 17 January. David Kingman explains how this worked. (click the image left). The Intergenerational Foundation
The species' forest is the healthiest forest. No one has denied that. Environmentalists believe in the species' forest. This has not changed. No forest can be selectively logged and be beneficial to the climate and the community, especially State forests (US). A species' forest is of, by and for all the native plants, animals, fungi and soil microbes that occupy or have occupied that place. It is their forest. http://speciesforest.blogspot.com/ Nature conservation is a social movement and environmentalists will not give in to the lies of the stakeholders. A stakeholder is someone who has a money or property interest in some action. Environmentalists are not stakeholders; they are defenders of the Species' Planet. Those who give up, give in or agree to false win win solutions are not serving the natural landscape. Forget them; the work now falls to others to be the environmentalists of the 21st century.