Tag Archives: National Monuments

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

Editorial: Trump election cools off plans for monument

Say what you will about President Donald Trump, but his election certainly takes the wind out of the sails of a proposal to develop a Douglas fir national monument in Linn and Marion counties. November’s presidential election seems to put the proposal on ice for at least as long as Trump occupies the Oval Office. […]
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Guest Opinion: Grateful for expanded monument

As residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California, we are fortunate to live in one of the most biologically diverse regions in North America. Fortunately for us, and for all Americans, in June 2000 President Bill Clinton established the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, using the congressionally vested power of the Antiquities Act, to protect the natural […]
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Oregon’s national monument fight is far from over

After years of planning, campaigning, feuding and finger-pointing, Oregon’s fight over new national monuments seems to be coming to a close – for now. In his final days in office, President Barack Obama announced a massive expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon last Thursday, but a proposal for a monument at eastern […]
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Our View: Monument expansion strikes a balance

Supporters of a larger Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument got some of what they wanted when President Barack Obama designated 47,624 acres as new monument land. Opponents, including the timber industry and the Jackson County commissioners, were disappointed, but the move is unlikely to bring the negative consequences they fear. Source: Our View: Monument expansion strikes a […]
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H&N View – Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

There are several things wrong with President Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument last week. Its major good points are that the 47,624-acre expansion is smaller than the 66,500-acre expansion originally opposed, and it does seem to help preserve parts of a unique ecosystem where two mountain ranges meet. Source: H&N View | Editorials […]
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National Monument expansion brings potential backlash

President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument last week has been lauded as a triumph for some and a catastrophe for others, especially the O&C counties who say the expansion will further restrict logging. Jim Whittington, Bureau of Land Management public affairs officer for the Medford district, said his office has started dealing […]
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Obama’s late land taking riles Oregon

AFRC President, Travis Joseph, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to administratively increase the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon, despite major local opposition (list below): “Let’s be clear. This decision was not about conservation. It was not about collaboration or public involvement. It was not about […]
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Our view: Owyhee Canyonlands monument plan shelved? 

Congress, the affected states and local residents should have more say over national monument designations.- Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley told OPB Sunday that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel told him the proposed Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument in Eastern Oregon’s Malheur County has been shelved. Merkley says he doubts President Obama will make the proclamation […]
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