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Environmentalists to present monument proposal in Salem


April 27, 2016

At least two presentations about the proposed Douglas Fir National Monument are scheduled in Oregon this week.

Neither meeting will be located less than 30 miles from the the nearly half-million-acre area that would be included in the monument as it is proposed.

The proposal is the work of Andy Kerr and Stephen Sharnoff, but Sharnoff is the only listed speaker for both events. Sharnoff is a well-known botanical photographer based in Berkley, Calif. Kerr is a lobbyist who splits his time between Ashland, Ore. and Washington, D.C.

They propose setting aside more than 750 square miles of...

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