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Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument

2017 Success

Grantee:  Soda Mountain Wilderness Council

Result: 48,000 acres protected

In January 2017, President Obama added 48,000 acres to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. 42,000 acres of the monument expansion are in Southwest Oregon, and 5,000 are in California.  The original 66,000-acre national monument declared in 2000 by President Bill Clinton was explicitly designated to protect the area for it’s biological diversity.  The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion protects habitat for Jenny Creek’s freshwater snail populations, rough skinned newts, kangaroo rats, pygmy nut hatches and northern spotted owls.