Counties across Oregon look to reverse decision on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

MEDFORD -- Jackson County is one of 18 counties filing a federal complaint against the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Back in January, President Obama announced expansion projects of the monument.

Oregon and California counties that are managed under O&C land feel the expansion is taking away their management over the region.

When the plans were first released, Dave Willis, Chair of Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, said that the expansion was expected to add about 48,000 acres of federal public land to the monument.

The group plans to take the complaint to the federal courts with the goal of having the expansion reversed.

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