Tag Archives: National Monuments

Fossil Beds generate $10M in economic benefits in 2016

A National Park Service report shows that 210,111 visitors to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in 2016 spent $9,995,400 in communities near the park. That spending supported 153 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $11,801,900, according to a park service press release. Source: Fossil Beds […]
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Oregon monument subject to Trump review order

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of 22 monuments that will be subject to a review by the federal government, according to a Friday news release from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Source: Oregon monument subject to Trump review order; Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument one of 22 being reviewed

Oregon monument could be reviewed by federal government

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument meets criteria under Trump executive order More than 100,000 acres of protected scenic forestland along the Oregon-California border could be subject to a federal review that may affect its designation, thanks to a recent presidential proclamation. Source: Oregon monument could be reviewed by federal government; Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument meets criteria under Trump […]
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Opinion — Future of national monuments

We’re not particularly perturbed by President Trump’s executive order last week ordering a review of 24 national monuments created since 1996 by three of Trump’s immediate predecessors, presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton. None of those is in Oregon. Source: Future of national monuments;

Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments

President Trump issued an executive order Wednesday that could foreshadow changes to two national monuments in Oregon and Washington. Trump’s order calls for the secretary of interior to review several monuments with an eye toward changing them “back on track to manage our federal lands in accordance with traditional multiple use,” said Interior Secretary Ryan […]
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Oregon officials split reaction to Trump monuments review

Walden hails move; Democrats back Cascade-Siskiyou Oregon’s lone Republican congressman hailed President Trump’s executive order Wednesday directing a review of national monument designations over the past 21 years, while Oregon’s Democratic leadership defended President Obama’s January order expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Source: Oregon officials split reaction to Trump monuments review – KTVZ

Trump: National monuments a ‘massive federal land grab’

Executive order could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states under The Antiquities Act of 1906. Slamming what he called “a massive federal land grab,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands. Source: Capital Press

Now’s the time to limit the Antiquities Act

The restrictions that can be placed on ranchers and timbermen throughout the West by these declarations require congressional oversight. It’s probably not high on the list of its priorities, but we’d like to see Congress revise the Antiquities Act to give legislative oversight to the creation of national monuments. Source: Capital Press

Guest Opinion: Monument expansion violates federal law

This paper has reported on multiple legal challenges to President Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and Northern California. As a lead plaintiff in one of those challenges, I want to explain why we — members of the forest products industry — filed a lawsuit. The reason might surprise you. Source: […]
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Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged

A lawsuit by 17 Oregon counties challenging the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou national monument claims the expansion will effectively prohibit logging on 35,000 acres of BLM forests. Source: Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged – Oregon – Capital Press