Monuments Under Attack! (Eugene)
Join us to learn about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and ongoing threats to public lands.
In the coming days, President Trump may attempt to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon, opening this cherished landscape to aggressive logging. In response, Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, and partner groups have teamed up to organize a community meeting about the Cascade-Siskiyou and other threats to our 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 also hear from Oregon Wild about the wider fight over public lands across the west, followed by key takeaways from Cascadia Wildlands on how you can get involved on the grassroots level.
Monday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm, doors open at 6pm
University of Oregon Law School, Room 175
1515 Agate St, Eugene
More about the Cascade-Siskiyou:
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is located where numerous ecoregions and mountain ranges collide in a stunning display of sheer geography and unparalleled biodiversity. The Monument has long been described as an ecological wonder due to its diversity of plant and animal life, which contributed to two presidents designating this area as a National Monument. In stripping the monument of protections, President Trump would open up this unique biological crossroads and the many species who call it home to aggressive commercial logging.
These threats to the Cascade-Siskiyou come against a backdrop of mounting attacks on public lands. The president’s recent orders to shrink America’s Monuments in Utah constitute the largest rollback of protected public land in our country’s history.
In the face of unprecedented threats to our public places, defenders of public lands need to get educated and get organized. Come join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion, refreshments, and next steps for taking action in defense of the public lands we love!
Photo of the Monument by the BLM.