About Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was established by local residents in 2000. Their primary goal is to support the Bureau of Land Management as it carries out the mandates of the presidential proclamation.
The group’s mission statement has three parts: To advocate for and educate about the scientific and historic values for which the CSNM was established; To foster public support for the protection of the area’s ecological integrity and biological diversity;To support BLM’s essential role in protection and conservation of the Soda Mountain Wilderness area.
From the blog
Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more
Thursday, January 12 was a proud day for conservation, and for America. President Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate five national monuments, including 3 Southern civil rights sites and expansions of two existing national monuments in the West. The three historic sites honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … read more
News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations
Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist. His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic. … read more