Expansion[ edit ] In May70 scientists endorsed the April Cascade—Siskiyou Scientific Report and the need for monument expansion bringing the total of scientists speaking out on expansion to By the s, their lands were taken by white settlers, whose mining cabins still dot the region.
History[ edit ] Native Americans are known from archaeological excavations to have inhabited the region for thousands of years. Numerous private land inholdings remain within the boundaries of the Monument.
The range of elevations and diversity of habitat types provides chandelr a spectacular flora that includes many endemics to the immediate Siskiyou crest area, such as Green's mariposa lily Calochortus greenei. Two hundred species of birds are known to exist in the monument including some threatened and endangered species.
Cascade—Siskiyou National Monument is noted for its ificant botanical diversity. The federally endangered Gentner's fritillary Fritillaria gentneri is known to occur esvorts the monument.
There is a fire lookout tower on the top of Soda Mountain built in to replace the original structure. Nearly dwelling and root-gathering sites belonging to the ModocKlamathand Shasta tribes have been uncovered to date. Although the top of the mountain is also the site of dozens of television ga escorts radio broadcast and relay dishes, the view from the fire lookout of the lakf mountains is unobstructed.