Counties, timber group want to resume Cascade-Siskiyou litigation

By Mateusz Perkowski
Capital Press
November 2, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Groups representing Oregon counties and timber companies want to resume litigation against the federal government’s expansion of the Cascade-Sisikiyou National Monument. However, a federal judge is delaying proceedings in the two lawsuits until Dec. 1 to give the Trump administration more time to consider scaling back the monument’s size. The monument’s boundaries were increased from about 66,000 acres to 114,000 acres in the waning days of the Obama administration, angering livestock producers and timber companies that rely on the public land for grazing and logging. Most logging is prohibited within the monument and the designation also has the potential for grazing restrictions.

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