Tag Archives: National Monuments

Guest Opinion: Monument boundaries based on science, shaped by politics

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came to Southern Oregon last week to gather information on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument as part of the Trump administration’s broader review of national monuments. As scientists with many years of research experience in the monument area, we met with Secretary Zinke. Source: Guest Opinion: Monument boundaries based on science, shaped […]
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Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Opponents of expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon say the move was rushed through with little public notice. Supporters point to a series of well-attended public meetings and a comment period in which more than 5,000 written comments were received. Source: Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit . News | OPB

Our view: Zinke should heed his own words

We learned one thing about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during his visit to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument over the weekend: He’s a politician. Source: Our view: Zinke should heed his own words

Editorial: Congress should be part of national monument selection

Just over a week before Donald Trump became president in January, then-President Barack Obama roughly doubled the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon. Now the Trump administration is looking at all such monuments created in the last 20 years and may consider rescinding their monument status or returning them to their earlier, […]
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Oregon Governor Urges Zinke To ‘Not Backtrack’ On Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up his weekend tour of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon on Sunday. Among others, he met with a pro-monument group of conservationists, landowners and local elected officials, and with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Zinke’s visit is part of a review ordered by President Trump, to evaluate 27 national monuments […]
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Zinke: Some lands may be ‘better suited’ as rec areas

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said his Saturday tour of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument reveals that “a lot of the use is heavy recreation,” but he stopped short of saying some of those lands should be downgraded from monument status. In the midst of reviewing whether 27 national monuments are appropriately sized and created under the […]
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Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Oregon’s attorney general is threatening to sue the Trump administration if it tries to change the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Source: Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument | KUOW News and Information

Oregon Coast Drone Rules, Laws: Stay Away from Wildlife or Face Fines

The rising popularity of drones equipped with cameras has resulted in a deluge of lovely sights and scenes from photographers and videographers along the Oregon coast, but at least one agency has a warning about their use. It must be done responsibly, say officials at Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). […]
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Some welcome review of the Cascade-Siskiyou expansion (Guest opinion) 

For those of us shut out of the process, including local officials, the review gives our leaders and citizens an opportunity to voice concerns that were previously ignored. Many of us in Southern Oregon welcome the Interior Department’s review of selected national monuments established under the Antiquities Act. The review includes the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument […]
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Sen. Wyden needs to stand up for Oregon’s conservation values (Guest opinion)

Here in Oregon, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s call for weaker protections for public land is troubling. On June 12th, newly-appointed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a report on his plans for the spectacular Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. In it, he called on President Trump to shrink the Monument, which was designated to control […]
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