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Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Defense

Originally designated in 2000, and expanded in 2017!

Merkley, Wyden concerned about “secret” Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument report - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Senators from Oregon are pushing back against the Trump administration after a leaked draft report recommending shrinking the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Wyden and Merkley still in the dark on plan to shrink Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said more than a month after a draft plan from the Trump administration to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was leaked to the press, they still have yet to be briefed about the plan.

The 35-Year Fight for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

National monuments aren’t created overnight. The quintessential example of this is the story of Dave Willis, a 65-year-old outdoorsman in Southern Oregon who started advocating for protection of the area now known as the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument back when he was 30 years old.

Psst, Zinke — national monuments create jobs just the way they are!

We're waiting on Zinke's announcement on the fate of 21 national monuments.

Preserving precious lands also boosts economy

As Oregonians anxiously await news of the fate of their beloved Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, now under review for possible elimination or reduction in size, it is heartening that Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are working to see that more — not less — of our beautiful public land is safeguarded for our kids and grandchildren. Their Oregon Wildlands legislation recently had a Senate hearing — an important milestone toward passage.

Guest Opinion: No shortage of vehicle access in the monument

With the recent expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and the current review being conducted by the Department of the Interior, we are seeing the reemergence of issues close to the hearts of people interested in these lands. After attending monument hearings and talking to dozens of people about the roads in the monument, I thought it appropriate to present some information regarding the current status of vehicle access in the monument.I was the Cascade-Siskiyou National

Secretary Zinke, release the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a last-minute visit to southern Oregon the weekend of July 15, and I made a quick change in my plans to be there to see

Making The Case For Monuments-On Film, In A Hurry

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is only one of more than two dozen under review by the Trump Administration. While the power of either the president

When the secretary came to town

There is no position more important to the health and well-being of the natural world (at least within the United States) than the Secretary of the Interior. Overseeing the Bureau of Land Management, National Parks, and the Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for most of our public lands and natural resources. This past week, Trump’s Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke paid a visit to the Rogue Valley. Unfortunately, it looks like Zinke is following

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

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        Liam Moriarty









Jefferson Public Radio |

July 20, 2017 4:33 p.m.


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Zinke mum on fate of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Gov. Kate Brown made her debut visit to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Sunday before meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to “relay her strong support for the expanded monument.”However, the one-hour meeting left Brown with no indication of what Zinke’s recommendation might be to President Trump in regard to the monument’s designation and current boundaries.“I urged [Zinke] and the federal administration to not backtrack on the monument and to

Our view: Zinke should heed his own words

We learned one thing about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during his visit to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument over the weekend: He's a politician.President Donald Trump has ordered Zinke to review 27 national monuments created by various presidents under the Antiquities Act and determine whether some monument designations should be reversed in whole or in part. Zinke met with groups supporting and opposed to the monument as well as Gov. Kate Brown during his visit. He said all the right

Cascade-Siskiyou monument 'beautiful country,' Interior Secretary said, next steps unclear

After touring the "unique" Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should be abolished or resized.

Klamath Tribes meet with Interior's Zinke

Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and a Klamath Tribes delegation voiced support for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion — among other topics — during their first meeting with U.S. Secretary

Sec. Zinke: Public Lands Belong to All of Us

ASHLAND, Ore.- Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Southern Oregon this weekend to do his review on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Secretary Zinke tells NewsWatch12 he should have a recommendation f

Zinke tours Cascade-Siskiyou monument, hears from both sides

Over the weekend, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon, one of about two dozen national monuments whose status and borders his agency are...

Interior Sec. Zinke Visits Oregon National Monument

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Secretary Zinke says the biodiversity of Cascade-Siskiyou Monument...

Ashland, Ore.- Interior Secretary Zinke came to the region for the first time as a member of the President’s cabinet Saturday. His visit comes after an Executive Order from President Trump in April. It called for any national monument greater than 100,000 acres to be reviewed for a potential decrease in size or the removal of their title as monument lands.

Oregonians to Zinke at Cascade-Siskiyou: Keep Monument 'As Is'

PORTLAND, Ore. – Over the weekend, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, one of about two dozen national monuments whose status and borders his agency are reviewing. Zinke met with stakeholders in the region, including state Rep. ...

Interior Secretary Meets With Oregon Governor On Visit To Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

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    Liam Moriarty






Jefferson Public Radio |

July 17, 2017 6:39 a.m.
Zinke mum on fate of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Gov. Kate Brown made her debut visit to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Sunday before meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to “relay her strong support for the expanded monument.”However, the one-hour meeting left Brown with no indication of what Zinke’s recommendation might be to President Trump in regard to the monument’s designation and current boundaries.“I urged [Zinke] and the federal administration to not backtrack on the monument and to

Our View: BioBlitz helps prove monument's value

It's no doubt overly optimistic to think President Trump will care that 18 reptile and amphibian species were found in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during a "BioBlitz" day in portions of the monument on May 20. But it is important and does reinforce the value of the monument, not only for its ecological impact, but also for the educational opportunity it provides.Led by members of a Southern Oregon University herpetology class, more than 75 people (including local high school and

Trump asked for input on monuments — and he’s sure getting it

At a rate of more than 100 to 1, comments are flowing into the Department of the Interior denouncing the effort to review, and perhaps undo, up to 22 national monuments. On the chopping block in this state is the Hanford Reach monument along the Columbia River.

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    Formed in 1997, KS Wild fights for protection and restoration of the incomparable ecological riches of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We monitor public lands in the Rogue River-Siskiyou, Klamath, Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and the Medford and Coos Bay Districts of the Bureau of Land Management.

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