Monuments Under Attack
President Trump signed an Executive Order on April 26 ordering a review of National Monuments designated by the Antiquities Act after 1996 that are over 100,000 acres. This includes Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument as well as 26 additional monuments.
We must join our voices together in strong opposition. Please take a moment to share your voice in the following ways.
Submit a formal comment
The public comment period is open through July 10th (May 25 for Bears Ears National Monument). Spread the word to others and leave your own comment.
- Access the Department of Interior comment form at regulations.gov.
- Submit a comment, refer to our background information (PDF) for helpful information.
- Or copy/paste the message below:
I support the designation and expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument under review and ask that all boundaries remain unchanged. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was established and expanded with after many public hearings and outcries of public support. This level of protection ensures these valuable cultural and ecological assets can thrive.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon is truly one of the treasures of our state. Cascade-Siskiyou protects a wealth of biodiversity and ecosystems from grasslands to forests to wet meadows and the many unique species that inhabit these beautiful lands. The recent expansion of the monument ensures the protection of the “objects of biological interest,” by preserving a management boundary based on current science. Included areas like the Jenny Creek watershed and Grizzly Peak provide vital habitat connectivity and opportunities for recreation and public enjoyment.
Not only is this monument incredibly worthy of protection, it brings enormous benefits to our state by attracting tourism and driving the outdoor recreation economy. Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a treasure, and expanding the monument was the right decision. I urge you to maintain the current protections and not consider any effort to decrease protections for this incredible monument.
Thank you for allowing public comment once again to highlight the decades of hard work and thoughtful consideration that culminated in the designation of each of these 27 monuments under review. We as a nation are lucky to have set aside such amazing landscapes for the public, both present and future to enjoy.
Write a Letter
Write a letter to the editor to your local newspaper or favorite news source. Tips and templates for drafting your own letter to the editor.
Facebook & Twitter
Write posts and upload photos about the monument. Call out Secretary Zinke, letting him know Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is not up for review. Use the following hashtags:
- Protected public lands where we hunt, fish & camp are part of what makes America great. We stand with our #MonumentsForAll! @SecretaryZinke
- An attack on #MonumentsForAll is an attack on all parks, public lands & oceans. Americans support protecting our heritage! @SecretaryZinke