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Counties, Timber Companies Sue Over Monument Expansion

Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou

President Obama expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in his final weeks in office. 

Supporters of the expansion did not get all they wanted, but it's still too much for some people.  Including the Association of O & C Counties. 

Those are the counties that get revenue--at one time a LOT of revenue--from timber sales on the former Oregon & California Railroad lands managed by the BLM. 

The counties claim the monument expansion will curtail timber sales, and they're going to court to block the expansion.  Timber companies filed their own suit a week later.Jerome Rosa runs the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, which has not filed suit.  We hear of his group's plans.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.