Third wildlife corridor suggested for Siskiyous

Medford, Ore. – Conservationists are proposing a third national monument in southwestern Oregon to protect rare native plants and wildlife corridors.

The proposed Siskiyou Crest National Monument would be made up of 600,000 acres of federal land straddling the Oregon-California border, and serve as a habitat link between the Oregon Caves and Cascade-Siskiyou national monuments.

The monument would span about 80 miles and include the Red Buttes and Siskiyou wilderness areas on the Rogue River-Siskiyou and Klamath national forests. The area would be roughly bounded by Ashland, Ruch and Takilma in Oregon and Klamath River and Happy Camp in California.