Under the Wildlands Project, wilderness areas with no roads are being created to keep human population from developing this land. Conservation organizations tout this plan as a way to protect nature, but in reality through conservation easements, Smart Growth, open space and greenlining, private property rights of American citizens are being transferred to these elite land trusts or directly to the government. To date, approximately 50 million acres in the United States are owned by the federal government. Dr. Michael Coffman is President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI), and Executive Director of Sovereignty International. Dr. Coffman played a key role in stopping the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity Treaty) in the U. S. Senate an hour before the Senate was scheduled to vote on its ratification. Dr. Coffman received his BS in Forestry and MS in Biology at Northern Arizona University, and his Ph.D. in Forest Science at the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1966,1967 and 1970 respectively. Dr. Coffman is a renowned author, and in 2010, he published his newest book, Rescuing a Broken America. Why America is Deeply Divided and How We Can Heal It Constitutionally.