Noteworthy Reads: A Monumental Conflict

Although Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is only 17 years old, the struggle continues. Reports show a leaked memo a 30-year advocacy for a monument by Dave Willis, four lawyers views, cultural and economic conflict, and an artist's personal experience.

Dave Willis (r) and Ryan Zinke    Cascade-Siskiyou on Zinke downsizing list    By Mark Freeman.    Mail Tribune ,  August 24, 2017   Mail Tribune  - Jamie Lusch photo

Dave Willis (r) and Ryan Zinke
Cascade-Siskiyou on Zinke downsizing list
By Mark Freeman.  Mail Tribune, August 24, 2017  Mail Tribune - Jamie Lusch photo

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West
By Matthew Daly | AP  Washington Post September 18 at 12:22 PM

The Fight For Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
By Leah Sottile. Outside Online, September 13, 2017
National monuments aren’t created overnight. Just ask Dave Willis, a 65-year-old outdoorsman in Southern Oregon who started advocating for protection of the area now known as Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument when he was 30 years old.

Trump Will Have a Hard Time Shrinking the Monuments
By Jake Bullinger. Outside Online, September 8, 2017  
"Four lawyers about the four monuments most likely on Zinke’s chopping block"

Trump's day of doom for national monuments approaches
By Jimmy Tobias. Guardian, August 2017 13.13 EDT
The debate over Cascade-Siskiyou presents a snapshot of the cultural and economic conflict that so often characterizes public land management in the American west.

My Adventure: Monumental Art
By Matt Witt. Mail Tribune, August 20, 2017  
Much has been said in recent months about the monument in terms of biodiversity, climate change, at-risk species and reconnecting habitat for wildlife mobility, but perhaps not enough about its beauty.