Our land was logged heavily in the 1960s; today it abuts the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
. We live with the threat of wildfire and have been working to reduce fuel loads.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
cite this opinion in their lawsuits,
But what prompts us to write this response is his wish to roll back the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
because of what he claims is limited access to hunting.
In March, Bush's Interior secretary, Gale Norton, announced that she will look for ways to alter Clinton-era monuments, urging local officials to offer their views on boundary adjustments, vehicle use, access to private inholdings, rights-of-way, grazing and water rights, "as well as the wide spectrum of other traditional multiple uses that might be appropriately applied to these lands." Environmentalists fear that Norton might try to allow coal mining in 1.9-million-acre Grand Staircase--Escalante National Monument in Utah, reopen off-road-vehicle routes in Giant Sequoia National Monument in California, and bypass rules against grazing and logging in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
The monuments may be eliminated or altered irrevocably Particularly painful is the threat to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
here in Oregon.
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 Trump administration's plans to drastically shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
in southern Oregon - and three other national monuments in other states - are disturbing enough.
Similarly, grazing in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
was previously reduced after a study found it incompatible with the monument's goal of protecting biodiversity.