Glossary to End all Glossaries
Contained herein are Acronyms, Definitions, Case and Treaty Law
summaries, as they relate to property rights and resource providers:
farmers, fisheries, loggers, miners, ranchers, and recreationists.
Sources range from Department of Interior agencies, Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Forest Service, United Nations (UN) and its agencies, the World Bank and
Sources other than United States state and federal agencies are
included, because there are many times when U.S. agencies take, verbatim
(word for word), official definitions from United Nations and World Bank
Be sure to cross-reference acronym explanations to their
spelled-out version; there may be a full explanation or definition. For
example: NEPA – National Environmental Protection Act. Be sure to look
up “National Environmental Protection Act.”
There are often multiple definitions for the same word or phrase.
In listing multiple definitions, the relevance of each definition is not
“in order,” because some definitions may be equally relevant, but
apply to totally different agencies or facets of resource providing or
Please note: When reading words like "authority,"
"coordination," "guidance," "management,"
"preservation," "protection," “restoration,”
"regulation," "restraint," "sustainable
development," "trust," and other words and phrases --
which tend to inspire confidence in their commonly known definitions --
used by groups who say they would do these things, substitute the word
"control," then reread.
Imagine ferreting out the OFFICIAL definition for as many of these
words, phrases and acronyms as possible, and THOUSANDS more, all of them
in one way or another on the topic of property rights and resource
providers. That is what is contained herein, along with thousands
of definitions, case and treaty law summaries, U.S. Code and Public Law.
Some of the Language Deception, albeit a tiny fraction, that is so
often employed in official use of words, has been put into red
Incorrect use of the terms “that”
and “which,” which muddy or make a definition unclear, may be
corrected by replacing either with [that] or [which].
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express purpose of educating and empowering people to protect their own
property rights and ability to own property, to be responsible resource
It is not to be incorporated into any
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rights agenda or any other use that infringes upon property rights or
the ability to exercise responsible resource providing.
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This page updated 07-15-06