Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion Gets A Hearing
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by the state line could expand.
The monument, created by presidential order in 2000, protects public lands in a zone where the ecosystems of the Cascade, Klamath and Siskiyou Mountains meet. A proposal to expand the monument by thousands of acres is under consideration in Washington.
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and a top official in the Interior Department will take testimony Friday afternoon in Ashland (October 14th). Expansion supporters Jack Williams from Trout Unlimited and Evan Frost from Wildwood Consulting visit with us to make the case for expansion.