CSNM Management

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) was established by presidential proclamation41 KB (PDF) of President William J. Clinton on June 9, 2000 in recognition of its remarkable ecology and to protect a diverse range of biological, geological, aquatic, archeological, and historic objects. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is the first monument set aside solely for the preservation of biodiversity. Due to several complex biological and geological factors and processes operating simultaneously, the monument contains an unusually high variety of species in a geographically small area. The CSNM was established as a new planning area independent of other Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered lands. The BLM has recently completed the Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the CSNM. This new plan supersedes all other planning documents that previously covered the CSNM.

Final Resource Management Plan

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan (ROD/RMP), released August 2008, is the result of a multi-year collaborative planning process and provides the overall direction for management of all resources on BLM-administered land comprising the CSNM. It replaces the interim management policies and all other planning documents that previously covered management of the monument. The management plan is designed to meet the primary goal of protecting, maintaining, restoring or enhancing the long-term ecological integrity of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Land use decisions made in this plan include: land tenure zoning classifications; designations of vegetation management areas; visual resource management classifications; programmatic and site-specific decisions related to livestock grazing; decisions regarding transportation and access (except those mandated by the presidential proclamation); wildland fire management; recreation management; and management of rights-of-way and communication sites.

Joel Brumm
Assistant Monument Manager

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