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