Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Oregon last month, and paid a visit to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon. The Monument is "under review," to see if its recent expansion negatively effects economic interests in the area. The review fits in with the administration’s larger anti-regulatory and pro-industry stance.
Shannon Browne is the Community Partnerships Director with the group Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which met briefly with Zinke during his visit. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with her this week to get an idea of why the Monument is important, how Zinke’s visit may affect the Monument’s review, and what people can do if they want to get involved.