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Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

CSNM IBA is a 53,000-acre BLM property in southwest Oregon (Jackson County) at the junction of the Cascade, Klamath and Siskiyou mountain ranges.

Red Marker Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
CSNM IBA is a 53,000-acre BLM property in southwest Oregon (Jackson County) at the junction of the Cascade, Klamath and Siskiyou mountain ranges.

Location: In southwest Oregon at the junction of the southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains, southeast of the city of Ashland in southeast Jackson County.

Description: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was established by Bill Clinton in June 2000 under the Antiquities Act. It was singled out as an "ecological wonder with spectacular biological diversity" in recognition of its role as a biological crossroads between the Cascade, Klamath/Siskiyou, and Great Basin ecoregions. It is the nation's first National Monument established specifically to protect biodiversity. The Monument is managed by the Medford District of the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The BLM is currently developing its management plan for the Monument.

Outstanding Features:  Two hundred and two bird species have been reported from the Monument. In addition to its importance to particular species of concern, including Northern Spotted Owl, Great Gray Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Willow Flycatcher, the Monument is remarkable for the array of birds that are near their range limit in the area. This list includes northern limits of Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and California Towhee, western limits of Canyon Wren and Black-billed Magpie, eastern limits of Hermit Warbler and Band-tailed Pigeon, and southern limits of Ruffed Grouse and Rufous Hummingbird. The tremendous array of habitats in the Monument provide for great diversity in vertebrate fauna (Pepper Trail, Birds of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument).

For more information, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links

Soda Mountain, John Craig, BLM
CSNM, wickimedia
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Location: In southwest Oregon at the junction of the southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains, southeast of the city of Ashland in southeast Jackson County.

Description: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was established by Bill Clinton in June 2000 under the Antiquities Act. It was singled out as an "ecological wonder with spectacular biological diversity" in recognition of its role as a biological crossroads between the Cascade, Klamath/Siskiyou, and Great Basin ecoregions. It is the nation's first National Monument established specifically to protect biodiversity. The Monument is managed by the Medford District of the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The BLM is currently developing its management plan for the Monument.

Outstanding Features:  Two hundred and two bird species have been reported from the Monument. In addition to its importance to particular species of concern, including Northern Spotted Owl, Great Gray Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Willow Flycatcher, the Monument is remarkable for the array of birds that are near their range limit in the area. This list includes northern limits of Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and California Towhee, western limits of Canyon Wren and Black-billed Magpie, eastern limits of Hermit Warbler and Band-tailed Pigeon, and southern limits of Ruffed Grouse and Rufous Hummingbird. The tremendous array of habitats in the Monument provide for great diversity in vertebrate fauna (Pepper Trail, Birds of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument).

For more information, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links

Soda Mountain, John Craig, BLM
CSNM, wickimedia
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