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Zinke in Oregon

Secretary Zinke visited Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, part of his review of size and scope of national monuments.

8/8/2017
Last edited 9/7/2017
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Our public lands belong to all of us. It isn’t the Democrat or the Republican or the Independent. Our
public lands belong to Americans.
So today, walking the trail, this is what I found. Beautiful country. There are areas that are being actively
harvested and harvested well. On the trail, I saw horseback and the resident artist and people that are
incredibly passionate about this monument.
The good thing is I haven’t seen anybody that isn’t passionate and doesn’t want to protect this.
Everyone cares deeply about the land going forward that the biodiversity, the protection of biodiversity,
can and should be done incorporating traditional use based on best science, based on good practices.
And we have really, really good people in the Department of the Interior.
There’s a lot of goodness here.

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