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Resist monumental overreach now


July 26, 2016


I continue to be concerned that the proposed Douglas Fir National Monument is much too large, and must be considerably revised. Please, everyone, write your congressmen to oppose this endeavor as it currently stands.

Just by way of comparison, this Douglas Fir Monument is proposed to be about 500,000 acres. That is three-quarters the size of the whole state of Rhode Island!

I’m using rounded numbers here, but compare that to some other parks that you may be familiar with: Crater Lake National Park, 183,200 acres; Oregon Caves National Monument, 480 acres; Newberry Crater Nation...

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