• In Oregon, Obama-Era National Monument Expansion Protects Grassland and Oak Bird Species, Study Finds

    14 days ago - By All About Birds

    A new paper published this morning in the journal Ecosphere outlines the scientific rationale behind President Obama's decision in his last days in office to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by more than 45,000 acres. The paper comes after President Trump's administration announced on May 5 that the Cascade-Siskiyou was among 27 national monuments under review for possible changes to their designations.
    The study showed that before the expansion, existing parks and monuments in southern Oregon and northern California protected mostly coniferous forest, leaving gaps for at-risk...
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