- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - In a story March 10 about a federal land transfer, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the organization that turned over to public ownership a parcel of private land within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The name of the organization is The Conservation Fund, not the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

A corrected version of the story is below:

National monument in Oregon adds 900 acres

Property transfer expands Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by 900 acres

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Another large tract of private timberland within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon has been transferred to public ownership.

The Mail Tribune (https://bit.ly/1qqpKmi) reports The Conservation Fund has turned over 900 acres to the federal government as part of a continuing effort to buy parcels within the monument held by the Hancock Timber Resource Group.

The purchase was made with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which collects funds from the development of federal offshore oil and gas leases.

The timber group still owns another 2,900 acres within the monument.

The parcel includes a stretch of the popular Pacific Crest Trail.

The monument was created by President Bill Clinton in 2000 to protect the rare ecosystems found at the intersection of the Cascade Range and Siskiyou Mountains.

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