Medford — Governor Kate Brown today toured the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and met with Interior Secretary Zinke to urge the federal administration to protect Oregon’s federal public lands. Governor Brown also met with local leaders and elected officials who are concerned the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument designation may be scaled back or eliminated.
“The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument represents some of the most iconic and important public lands in Oregon,” said Governor Brown. “Oregon’s public lands are the basis of our economy and an inspiration to our communities, and we will fight to keep our public lands in public hands.
“We have a long tradition of environmental stewardship, and Oregonians worked collaboratively for decades to preserve the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument lands. I urge the federal administration to take to heart the voices of Oregonians who’ve made it clear that the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument should remain protected.”