Fast Facts: Monument Expansion

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was expanded on January 12, 2017. Here is an excerpt from the BLM Fact Sheet and FAQs.  

 Pilot Rock, CSNM BLM Photo by Bob Wick

Pilot Rock, CSNM BLM Photo by Bob Wick

Fast Facts
• Original monument is approximately 65,000 acres in southwestern Oregon
• Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
• Expansion is approximately 42,000 acres in Oregon and 5,000 acres over the border in California

What is the effect of the President’s proclamation? The President’s proclamation expands Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and the expansion is comprised entirely of existing federal lands.

How does the expansion impact public access, including vehicle use? The expansion allows for public access, including hunting and fishing, which will continue to be managed by the State of Oregon and the State of California.

What lands does the expansion add to the monument?  The expansion of the monument includes areas identified for their ecological contribution to the purposes for which the original monument was established, including the Horseshoe Ranch and Jenny Creek areas in Siskiyou County, California; the upper Jenny Creek Watershed; the Grizzly Peak area; Lost Lake; the Rogue Valley foothills; the Southern Cascades area, including Moon Prairie and Hoxie Creek, all in Jackson County, Oregon; and some of the area surrounding Surveyor Mountain, including Old Baldy and Tunnel Creek wetland in Klamath County, Oregon. Together, these areas represent approximately 48,000 acres of public lands – 42,349 in Oregon, and 5,275 in California.

By Christine Beekman, Interpretive Specialist, Cascade-Sisskiyou National Monument

BLM updates about Monument Expansion are linked on the Expansion page of Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument website.