Tag Archives: National Monuments

The National Park Service seeking input from the public

The National Park Service is asking for community input on how to best utilize the Oregon Cave National Monument and Preserve. “We’re taking in all the comments, looking at the angles from the public, but also analyzing all the environmental factors and cultural factors to make sure we aren’t missing anything,” Oregon Cave specialist Jason […]
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Zinke gets it wrong | Opinion |

Trump should reject call to shrink monument. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to reduce the 113,000-acre Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon by an unspecified amount is now in President Trump’s hands. Zinke calls upon the president to exercise authority he may not have to solve problems that don’t exist. Trump should ignore the recommendation […]
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Veterans depend on national monuments. Zinke should leave them alone (Guest opinion)

I grew up in the Cascades of Oregon, walking through the forests and observing bears and other wildlife with my grandfather. The outdoors is part of my identity, as is my time in the armed services. I am a veteran who fought in the Haitian revolution in the 1990s and in the Iraq war after […]
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Good stewards would protect our monuments

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, an organization representing a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, and our interfaith partners respectfully call upon our nation’s leaders to show reverence for God’s creation and to be wise stewards of it in all the decisions they make. At this time, we are particularly concerned with plans to reduce protections for, […]
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Scientists weigh in on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

In a recent report, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump drastically weaken the protections, as well as reduce the size, of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and adjacent California. Source: Scientists weigh in on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Interior Secretary right to correct past overreach on national monument designations

The Editorial Board makes a curious case for an “untouched” Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, in light of the Interior Department’s recent recommendation to modify its boundaries.  Much of this land is not untouched and regardless of what happens next, the land will remain in public ownership and accessible to all.  The real issue is whether the […]
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Time to limit Antiquities Act — Opinion

The power to unilaterally lock up hundreds of thousands of acres by fiat at the behest of political allies, without regard to local concerns, seems undemocratic. Last week President Trump signed orders reducing the size of two national monuments in Utah, giving us occasion to advocate changes in the Antiquities Act of 1906. Source: Time […]
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For the monument designation, it’s time to create a Cascade-Siskiyou National Park

With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke making a final recommendation, and Rep.  Greg Walden, R-Hood River, asking President Donald Trump to reduce the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument to facilitate more logging, it behooves Oregonians to work toward increasing the protection of this unique area. Source: For the monument designation, it’s time to create a Cascade-Siskiyou National […]
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Commissioner applauds, hikers disapprove of Zinke’s recommendation

Tim Freeman, a Douglas County commissioner and the president of the Association of O&C Counties, said he was thankful for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s final recommendationTuesday encouraging the president to modify national monuments, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Just under 40,000 acres of O&C timberlands were included in an expansion of the monument Jan. […]
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Oregon National Monument Faces An Uncertain Future

  Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument? President Trump ordered the shrinking of two national monuments in Utah this week. Attention immediately shifted to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says should also be smaller. We talk through the politics of these moves and get into Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s actions […]
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