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.
- PROJECT NAME:
- Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion
- Soda Mountain Wilderness Council
- 48,000 acres protected