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MISSION STATEMENT

1. PROTECT THE RURAL ECONOMIES OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.

2. EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE ISSUES FACING RURAL ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.

3. ORGANIZE AND ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT ON ISSUES CONFRONTING FEDERAL LAND USERS.

4. REINSTATE AND REINFORCE THE INTEGRITY OF THE FEDERAL LAND MULTI-USE POLICY.

5. MAINTAIN OR INCREASE THE ECONOMIC BASE WHICH RESULTS FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR FEDERAL LANDS INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE REVENUE, AND TAXES.

6. ESTABLISH, DEFINE AND PROTECT THE VESTED RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND INDUSTRIES HEAVILY DEPENDENT UPON UTILIZING RESOURCES FROM FEDERAL LANDS.

7. SEEK A PROACTIVE SOLUTION TO COUNTY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS WHICH BOTH PROTECTS AND ENHANCES PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES LISTED AS THREATENED OR ENDANGERED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) AND, AT THE SAME TIME, REDUCES THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ESA RESTRICTION ON STATE, FEDERAL AND PRIVATE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT.

8. SEEK TO ESTABLISH AN EQUITABLE BALANCE OF WILDLIFE/LIVESTOCK FORAGE ALLOCATION AND MANDATE MANAGEMENT OF WILDLIFE NUMBERS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SHARE OF FORAGE WHICH IS ALLOCATED FOR WILDLIFE.

9. WORK TO PREVENT THE TAKING OF VESTED PROPERTY RIGHTS BY STATE OR FEDERAL REGULATORY AGENCIES WITHOUT GUARANTEEING THE PAYMENT OF JUST COMPENSATION.

10. SEEK TO ENFORCE PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 12630 AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL AND SEEK STATE LEGISLATION PATTERNED AFTER THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER.

11. ADDRESS TIMBER, MINING, WILDLIFE AND GRAZING ISSUES ALONG WITH ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE MULTIPLE USE ISSUE ON FEDERAL LANDS BY OFFERING SOUND TECHNICAL ADVICE IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY.

12. MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EXISTING REGULATIONS; I.E., THE ESA, AND THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW REGULATIONS WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY IMPACT MANAGEMENT ON PRIVATE AND FEDERAL LANDS AND VESTED PROPERTY RIGHTS.