Tag Archives: National Monuments

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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A monumental mistake | Opinion

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Tuesday that President Trump reduce the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Ore­gon and three others, but didn’t say by how much. The recommendation came the day after the president traveled to Utah to announce the shrinkage of two national monuments — one by half, the other by […]
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Monument expansion result of a faulty process

An editorial in the Nov. 8 Register-Guard criticized Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act for its supposed secrecy and lack of public input. The same criticisms should be applied to the process that led to the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in the first place. The expansion […]
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Counties, timber group want to resume Cascade-Siskiyou litigation

  Groups representing Oregon counties and timber companies want to resume litigation against the federal government’s expansion of the Cascade-Sisikiyou National Monument. However, a federal judge is delaying proceedings in the two lawsuits until Dec. 1 to give the Trump administration more time to consider scaling back the monument’s size.  

Bentz: threat of monument is ‘not gone’

The Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition continues to work toward a management plan for the area known as the Owyhee Canyonlands in Malheur County. Source: Bentz: threat of monument is ‘not gone’ | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Editorial: Monument battle a tangled web of claims – Opinion

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s memo to President Donald Trump recommending that the president modify 10 national monuments created by his predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of four, is fraught with factual errors and may be on shaky legal ground. Any attempt by the administration to change the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is sure to trigger a […]
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