PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN AND
AROUND THE KLAMATH RIVER BASIN
Massive National Monuments are being proposed for Modoc/Klamath/Siskiyou areas. Our president can designate these areas with no vote of the people, limiting private access and resource uses. Here is the Modoc Plateau map.
CASCADE - SISKIYOU National Monument
Jewell Applauds President’s Designation of the National
Monuments to Preserve Pivotal Civil Rights Sites and the
First National Monument to Civil War Reconstruction;
(Jewell) Also Praises
President’s Expansion of Existing National Monuments
Protecting Natural & Cultural Resources in California &
Oregon (Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument)
1/12/17. LINK includes Cascade-Siskiyou
National Monument expansion Fact Sheet:
Monument expansion riles Klamath commission; The expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, announced by President Barack Obama Thursday, will also encompass all of Hyatt Lake, H&N 1/14/17.
Expand Cascades Siskiyou Monument? No — Obama legacy quest to be at Klamath's expense, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett 12/4/16. "(Obama's) intent is to create three Oregon National Monuments...The federal government already owns nearly 53 percent of Oregon. His proposed monuments would lock up an area equivalent to two-thirds of the entire land mass of Klamath County...His latest effort is a 53,000-acre expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Jackson and Klamath counties...Monument designation will eliminate about five million board feet of annual timber harvest from those O&C lands just in Klamath County. It will also prohibit livestock grazing on 83 square miles of multiple use public land...support amounts to advocating for the exclusion of forest harvest, forest management, wildfire control, livestock grazing and public access, all at the expense of our rural economies..." Contact Senators Merkley and Wyden.
Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion (Klamath Falls) hearing draws many voices, H&N 11/2/16. "The crowd overflowed from the commissioners’ meeting room into the government center hallways...(7) elected officials and candidates for elective office...opposed, noted reduction in timber harvests, grazing allotments, improper land management resulting in increased fire risk, federal government overreach and closures preventing public access to lands as cause to halt further expansion of the monument. Additionally several letters and emails were summarized by Commissioner Tom Mallams, the majority of those received opposed to the expansion...It is under these same executive branch powers that Merkley, along with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and other supporters, hope will result in a recommendation by Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to President Barack Obama to expand the monument’s size to further protect forests, biodiversity and watersheds..."
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion proposal TOWNHALL Nov 1, 6 p.m. in Klamath County Commissioners boardroom
CORRECTION!! Monument expansion
COMMENTS DUE to Senator
Merkley and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell by Sunday,
November 20, 2016!
November 20 is Sunday, so be
safe and get them to your Klamath Commissioners
by November 17, Thursday, so they can send them to Oregon
Senator Merkley and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and others
before the weekend.
PRESS RELEASE: LaMalfa Expresses Opposition to Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion Proposal 10/28/16. “Any expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument would not only negatively impact private property rights, public access and forest management, but would occur over the objections of local residents..."
Commissioners set town hall on monument expansion,
H&N 10/26/16 (6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the
commissioners’ boardroom), followed by Monument
expansion sets local hearing; Opinions sought on
proposal to double size of Cascade-Siskiyou National
“ 'I want everyone to have the opportunity to speak
their mind,' said Klamath County Commissioner Tom
Mallams. 'We were left out in Klamath County, we want to
make sure all interested parties have a chance to
speak'....Mallams cited concerns such as forest
management practices ceasing that will add to potential
fire fuels, elimination or reduction of grazing
allotments, water rights issues and timber harvest
reductions that could all have negative impacts on local
Jackson County to host Cascade-Siskiyou Monument meeting THURSDAY, H&N 10/22/16. "...(Oregon Democrat) Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have proposed expanding the 16-year-old monument...The 90,328 acres proposed for expansion within Oregon includes 56,245 acres of Bureau of Land Management land, including Hyatt Lake and land surrounding Howard Prairie Lake, as well as chunks of the upper watersheds of Jenny Creek tributaries whose lower reaches are now part of the monument..."Here is a link to the Monument expansion: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldandnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/57/757374df-cb64-53c4-b1f7-04467660792b/580563c180e30.pdf.pdf
Mallams calls for hearing on monument expansion, COMMENTS DUE, H&N 10/19/16. "The expansion proposed by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, would double the size of the monument — which includes land in Klamath and Jackson counties in Oregon and Siskiyou County in California — to more than 100,000 acres and would incorporate 56,245 acres of forestland administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)..."
Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams letter to Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley opposing Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion 10/14/16. "...The 2.1 million acres Owyhee Canyonlands, the 500,000 Crater Lake Wilderness Area, and now the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument expansion are just some of the recent attempts to expand this gigantic overreach in our area. If this proposal moves forward, the economic impact will be devastating for Klamath County and our neighbors Jackson and Siskiyou Counties..."
No Monument rally with Congressman Herger, Yreka 2/25/11
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan, posted to KBC 4/22/10
Feinstein urges Obama to bypass Congress to create 3 California monuments in desert, Orange County Register 8/23/15
National Monument designations articles, letters and Press Releases
Obama designates two national monuments, outrages Republicans, Fox News 12/29/16. "The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region...The president also announced a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas...Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said his office is planning a lawsuit over the issue. 'It is extremely disappointing that President Obama has declared another national monument here in Utah, ignoring the voices of so many in our state, particularly those closest to the designated space,...“By significantly restricting access to a large portion of public lands in Utah, the President weakens land management capabilities and fails to protect those the Antiquities Act intended to benefit.' "
Oregon Caves bill goes to U.S. House. U.S. Senate passes measure unanimously on Wednesday, H&N, posted to KBC 7/16/14. "The Congress is again considering legislation to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument nearly tenfold....Logging and other operations allowed on Forest Service lands are banned on Park Service holding..."
ACTION ALERT - Another Big Green power player moves up in Obama's Washington, Washington Examiner, posted to KBC 11/27/13. "Those two large agencies have a track record of appalling behavior that ranges from massively coercing private property away from thousands of owners, to faking science for new regulations, to cozy sue-and-settle lawsuits with not-so-former green group colleagues." "Urgent: Call Your Senators Today To Stop Rhea Sun Suh Green Grab!"
Dams and a monument: ‘We feel squeezed here’, H&N by Shirley Fisher 2/17/12. "It was a great life in those days and things were busy along the river — there were miners and loggers, everyone seemed to have a job, city folk had summer homes in the area.”..."The Siskiyou Monument proposal, if passed, would set aside more than 500,000 acres of land between the Klamath River and Siskiyou Crest, limiting access"..."Fisher is concerned about the possibility of greater frequency of flooding if the dams come out. With the prospect of dam removal and the proposed 500,000-acre Siskiyou Monument, she wonders what the future holds."
Monument legislation discussed at hearing, testimony by U.S. Congressman Wally Herger 11/15/11. "Obama Administration intends to use this authority to lock up more than thirteen million acres of federal land from multiple-use access. In a time of high unemployment, this would lock even more American jobs away."
9/15/11 - U.S. Congressman Wally Herger testimony: Monument Legislation Discussed at Hearing: "In the Northern California Congressional District I represent, the federal government owns a significant amount of the land, with it reaching as high as 75% in one county. Local communities collect no taxes from these lands, money that could go to schools and roads. The federal government is also unable to manage it properly. Now the Obama Administration is talking about increasing the number of presidentially-designated national monuments...."
Big Picture Part 3: The Re-Wilding of
Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Interior Department’s “Wild Lands” Policy, Natural Resources Committee, posted to KBC 2/25/11. "The Wild Lands policy expressly circumvents Congress’ statutory authority to establish Wilderness areas. ... the public’s access to public lands can be limited or halted entirely – impacting our economy, jobs, recreation opportunities and American energy production. Millions of acres of multi-use land in the West are at risk of being locked-up if the Administration carries out this policy.”
Cancel my three subscriptions, Sunset, by Shirley Fisher, Siskiyou Daily News 11/15/10. "You have now decided to go into politics with your support of the environmentalist movements trying to create the Siskiyou Crest Monument..."
Wyden says he'll oppose any secret monument plan, Mercury News, posted to KBC 11/17/10
Rep. McClintock's remarks on H.Res. 1254, 3:43-minute video. (KBC Summary: President Obama wants to put 3 million acres of Modoc and Lassen counties into Modoc Plateau National Monument. In May 2010 Modoc County unemployment was 18.2%, 60% of the land is controlled by the government. The designation would end use of natural resources: grazing, timber and minerals, further devastating the counties. Interior is withholding 2016 pages of documents to Congress, with contributions by several gov't agencies.)
* Proposed National Monument Page by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor. Armstrong has compiled an abundance of information on Proposed Monuments in Siskiyou County.
Meeting on proposed Siskiyou Crest National Monument 10/22/10. Coming to a neighborhood near you! See map and what you can do.
They think a sign saying ‘no (Siskiyou) monument’ is
angry? by Judy Bushy, Siskiyou Daily 10/26/10
Letter to Senator Jason Atkinson from Jim Nolan
regarding Siskiyou Pacific Crest Monument,
posted to KBC 9/3/10.
BLM's Vision for Treasured Landscapes (they want 130 million acres more of your public and private land), including millions of acres in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties. NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE, posted 8/12/10
No more wilderness or National Monuments. "Happy Camp is already surrounded by wilderness areas and prime wildfire dangers. Don't make it worse!," by Karuk Tribal member James Waddell, 5/28/10
Govt met with environmentalists on land protection, posted to KBC 5/21/10
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