Please Meet With Us
February 22, 2012, 6 to 8 P.M.
Petit Jean Electric Cooperative
270 Quality Drive
Your private property rights are at risk. When you sign onto any government program, YOU GIVE UP YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have a public meeting for their proposed designation of the Yellowcheek Darter to the endangered species list. This affects the following five counties in Arkansas: Cleburne, Pope, Searcy, Stone and Van Buren. This covers approximately 87,000 acres directly adjacent to the habitat streams of the Yellowcheek Darter. You must protect your property rights at all costs and not sign up for ANY GOVERNMENT PROGRAM. The following documents cover the details the U. S. Fish and Wildlife would like for all property owners to sign up for:
Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
(The first three links here are undergoing maintenance and should be available by February 18.)
The Federal Register lists the Proposed rule change for adding Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace. For Arkansas it is only the Yellowcheek Darter.
In 1962, the construction of a dam on the Little Red River to create Greers Ferry Reservoir impounded much of the range of the yellowcheek darter, including the lower reaches of Devil’s Fork, Middle Fork, South Fork, and portions of the main stem Little Red River, thus extirpating the species from these reaches.
The yellowcheek darter was also extirpated from the Little Red River downstream of Greers Ferry Reservoir due to cold tailwater releases. The lake flooded optimal habitat for the species, and caused genetic isolation of populations (McDaniel 1984, p.1), with only the South and Archey forks of the Little Red River maintaining a non-inundated confluence.
Additional sites show the government caused the problem with the Yellowcheek Darter when they constructed Geer’s Ferry Reservoir.
The historic range has been impacted by the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir and channel alterations in the Archey and South Forks. Further, the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir has resulted in the permanent loss of habitat due to inundation and cold-water releases from the dam.
Additional information on the Yellowcheek Darter
The following web links and article will expose the fraud being done within the Endangered Species Act (ESA) against private property owners.
Endangered Species Act Fraud
In doing some research on the Endangered Species Act, the following alarming reports appear to reflect that fraud is being used to get a species listed as an Endangered Species. These are only a few of many examples found.