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The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Welcome to Trademark America
We promote empowerment of the American people through education, promotion of economic responsibility and the advancement of environmental stewardship through the application of the roles, authorities, and powers reserved to state and local government entities.
Trademark America supports and promotes the interests of our nation's producers, landowners, and recreationists through responsible, productive interactions between local, state, and federal government entities. We provide educational seminars, more specific training, and publications for those participating in policy-making processes and for the general public. We also provide a broad range of professional services including consultation and mediation in support of the development of well-grounded public policy.
As new issues come to the table, we develop ways to help local communities meet the challenges of working with state and federal agencies to develop leading-edge solutions that provide protection to the interests of the regulated community and to the environment and any potentially affected species of concern.
Our Trademark America Foundation encourages efficient free market ideas, and highlights their importance in working through the tremendous challenges facing our nation.
Trademark America's innovative tools and resources provide you support in fostering prosperity and encouraging economic and social justice for all sectors of your community. We help you support your unique locale, foster mutual respect for all cultures, and be effective in training local leadership in setting meaningful and appropriate public policy.
We'd like to invite you to spend some time with us and explore our many online resources and learn more about our training opportunities and other professional services. We look forward to working with you!
Coordination brings power to local government
Coordination is a statutory process defined in the Federal Land Policy Management Act. It provides an effective tool that empowers local government entities to require state and federal agencies to enter a government-to-government relationship ahead of public notice for the development of regulatory frameworks that are consistent with local policies.
As a practical application of the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers principle, coordination works in pari materia across the full range of state and federal natural resources and related law. The principle of pari materia is a rule of statutory interpretation saying that laws of the same matter on the same subject may be construed with reference to one another.
Much of our work centers around training for coordination, helping local governments prepare for coordination projects, and guiding them through the process from beginning to success. In this, we focus on the foundational principle found in the first paragraph of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at 42 U.S.C. 4331 (a), where we are told that the act is intended to ". . . foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans."
We place our emphasis on helping your state or local government to attain the policy balance that implements and achieves that productive harmony.
We invite you to dig into our online resources to get a feel for how the process works and to help you decide whether your local issues are ripe for coordination.