Siskiyou supervisors invite public to comment on Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument, which stretches across Oregon and California, is proposed for expansion.

The County of Siskiyou reported the following: 

The Siskiyou County Supervisors, along with the Siskiyou County Department of Natural Resources, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Miner’s Inn in Yreka from 4:00–7:00 p.m.

The public meeting will inform attendees about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s proposal to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and ask for public input regarding the expansion.

Recently, Oregon senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden asked the DOI to expand the monument’s border by 64,000 acres, which would result in total coverage of the monument being 130,000 acres, 10,000 of which would be in Siskiyou County, north and northwest of Iron Gate Reservoir.

The Supervisors encourage Siskiyou County’s citizens and landowners to provide their input regarding the proposed expansion and its potential impacts to the county.

Those wishing to make a public statement or provide written documentation on the proposed expansion and its impacts should plan on attending.

Siskiyou County will submit comments to the DOI after the public meeting.

In addition, if one cannot attend the meeting or wishes to provide comments outside of the meeting, the comments should be submitted to the following by Nov. 20, 2016: Submit comments to the Secretary of the Interior at or by calling 202-208-3100. Submit comments to the President of the United States at or by phone at 202-456-1111

One can also call Elizabeth Nielsen, Siskiyou County natural resource policy specialist, at or (530) 842-8012.