Monumental Threat (Bend)
Defending Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
President Trump and Congress, with the help of Representative Walden, are attempting to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, opening up these protected public lands to aggressive logging. The president’s recent orders to shrink America’s Monuments constitute the largest elimination of protected public land in our country’s history, which means now is the time to get educated and get organized!
Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association, Oregon Wild, Great Old Broads for Wilderness- Bitterbrush Broads, Juniper Group-Sierra Club and the Vocal Seniority for a community forum about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and other threats posed to public lands.
Our program will include a presentation by long-time advocate for the Cascade-Siskiyou and chair of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Dave Willis, on the history of the Monument, it’s unique ecology, and why it’s worth protecting. We’ll hear about the wider fight over public lands across the west, followed by a short overview on how you can get involved on the grassroots level.
In the face of unprecedented threats to our public places, defenders of public lands need to band together, so come join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion and next steps!