Appeals court upholds the expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

PHoto: Bob Wick / Bureau Of Land Management

The Oregon-based timber company Murphy sued the federal government over a 2017 expansion of the monument, arguing it interfered with laws requiring the government to set aside land for timber production.

The 9th Circuit Court said the Oregon and California Lands Act, known as the O&C Act, doesn’t say all these forest lands should be used for timber production. They added the law also includes directives to protect watersheds and provide recreational opportunities.

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