International Control Coming to You?

Published September 1, 1999

If you live, work, or have plans to develop property in or near any of the areas listed below, you might be subject to the decisions of international regulators, just as Crown Butte Mines was when it tried to develop a mine near Yellowstone National Park. The vast areas covered by some of the sites and the vagueness of some of the descriptions would seem to allow great latitude to international regulators.

Biosphere Reserves in the U.S.

1. Aleutian Islands, Alaska
2. Beaver Creek, Arizona
3. Big Bend, Texas
4. Big Thicket, Texas
5. California Coast Ranges, California
6. Carolinian-South Atlantic, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
7. Cascade Head, Oregon
8. Central California Coast, California
9. Central Gulf Coastal Plain, Florida
10. Central Plains, Colorado
11. Champlain-Adirondack, New York and Vermont
12. Channel Islands, California
13. Coram, Montana
14. Denali, Alaska
15. Deseret, Utah
16. Everglades, Florida
17. Fraser, Colorado
18. Glacier, Montana
19. Glacier Bay-Admiralty Island, Alaska
20. Guanica, Puerto Rico
21. H.J. Andrews, Oregon
22. Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii
23. Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire
24. Isle Royale, Michigan
25. Jornada, New Mexico
26. Konza Prairie, Kansas
27. Land between the Lakes, Tennessee and Kentucky
28. Luquillo, Puerto Rico
29. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
30. Mojave and Colorado Deserts, California and Nevada
31. New Jersey Pinelands, New Jersey
32. Niwot Ridge, Colorado
33. Noatak/Gates of the Arctic, Alaska
34. Olympic, Washington
35. Organ Pipe Cactus, Arizona
36. Rocky Mountain, Colorado
37. San Dimas, California
38. San Joaquin, California
39. Sequoia-Kings Canyon, California
40. South Atlantic Coastal Plain, South Carolina
41. Southern Appalachian, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
42. Stanislaus-Tuolumne, California
43. Three Sisters, Oregon
44. University of Michigan Biological Station, Michigan
45. Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
46. Virginia Coast, Virginia
47. Yellowstone, Wyoming and Montana

World Heritage Sites in the U.S.

1. Cahokia Mounds Site, Illinois
2. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
3. Chaco National Historical Park, New Mexico
4. Everglades National Park, Florida
5. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
6. Glacier National Park, Montana
7. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina
9. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
10. Independence Hall, Pennsylvania
11. La Fortaleza and San Juan Historical Site, Puerto Rico
12. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
13. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
14. Monticello, Virginia
15. Olympic National Park, Washington
16. Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico
17. Redwood National Park, California
18. Statue of Liberty, New York
19. University of Virginia Historic District, Virginia
20. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska
21. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana
22. Yosemite National Park, California

Ramsar Sites in the U.S.

1. Ash Meadows, Nevada
2. Bolinas Lagoon, California
3. Cache-Lower White Rivers, Arkansas
4. Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands, Illinois
5. Caddo Lake, Texas
6. Catahoula Lake, Louisiana
7. Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
8. Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas
9. Connecticut River Estuary & Tidal Wetlands Complex, Connecticut
10. Delaware Bay, Delaware & New Jersey
12. Everglades, Florida
13. Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin
14. Izembek, Alaska
15. Okefenokee, Georgia and Florida
16. Pelican Island, Florida