President Barack Obama has expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument on the Oregon-California border and the California Coastal National Monument along the state shoreline to protect the beauty, biodiversity, and wildlife habitat of these two regions.
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is an ecological wonder that is treasured by the local community and visitors who come to hike, camp, fish, bike, kayak, snowshoe and ski, ride horseback, and bird-watch. It is the only national monument explicitly designated to protect an area of outstanding biological diversity. The California Coastal National Monument is a place of great natural beauty, and the six areas included in the expansion provide important habitat, are culturally significant to the area’s Native American tribes, and are home to numerous historic lighthouses.
Tell your members of Congress that you support expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou and the California Coastal National Monuments!
The enlargement of these two national monuments was strongly supported by elected officials, tribal councils, chambers of commerce and businesses, community leaders and organizations, scientists, recreation enthusiasts, and residents who love and appreciate California and Oregon public lands.
But there are some in Congress who are attempting to dismantle the Antiquities Act of 1906, the law used by President Obama—and 15 past presidents of both political parties—to safeguard Cascade-Siskiyou, the California Coast, and other national treasures.
Please let your members of Congress know that you want to preserve the Antiquities Act so we will continue to have this important law available to expand America’s conservation legacy.