Located at the crossroads of the Cascade, Klamath and Siskiyou mountain ranges, this is the first national monument created solely for its biological diversity—and there’s a lot of it. Often called the “Galapagos of North America,” this rugged region is home to more than 3,500 plant and animal species, many found only here. Visitors are welcome to explore the monument’s rugged backcountry, and the best way to do so is on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, a 2,650 mile trail extending from Mexico to Canada.

The Conservation Fund’s Role

Since 2012, we have conserved more than half of the largest remaining privately held property—more than 3,680 acres—within the monument’s boundaries, including a popular stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at Porcupine Mountain. The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund provided key support, allowing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages the monument, to purchase the property in phases from The Conservation Fund.

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument


Why This Project Matters

This multi-phase conservation effort with the BLM will enhance habitat connectivity for wildlife and expand public recreational access in the monument. Recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, cycling and winter sports. This collective effort will allow the BLM to eliminate much of the fragmentation within the monument, enabling better stewardship and landscape-level protection of at-risk lands.

Oregon Cascade Siskiyou National Monument

Encompassing a diverse array of habitat types, Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument stretches across about 54,000 acres in southwest Oregon. In 2012, we conserved part of the largest remaining privately held property within the monument’s boundaries. Watch this video to learn more about this beautiful American landscape.

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