In 2000, President Clinton created the Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument to protect the Klamath and Siskiyou ecoregions that are home to a variety of rare and endemic plant and animal species. Later, on January 12, 2017, President Obama expanded the Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument, but timber industry representatives and Oregon counties have challenged this expansion because approximately forty thousand of the additional acres were previously reserved for permanent forest production under the Oregon and California Lands Act of 1937. This Note discusses the creation and expansion of this Monument, elaborating on its history and the purposes behind it, and sets forth the arguments in opposition to the expansion of the Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument through case law and historical evidence.
Leila Javanshir, Even President Obama Makes Mistakes: Why Expansion of the Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument was Improper, 42 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1509 (2019).