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By Audrey Caro Gomez
Of The New Era 

Monument proponents plan public tour


September 13, 2016

Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument are hosting their first all-day field trip on Oct. 1 in Sweet Home.

“It’s the first big event to get the public involved,” said David Stone, board president of the organization.

The group’s mission is to establish a Douglas-fir National Monument that will encompass nearly half-a-million acres of land including more than 750 square miles of the Santiam River watershed, from the Opal Creek Wilderness south to the divide between the Santiam and McKenzie drainages, and from just above Green Peter Reservoir to the Cascade Crest, including the Mi...

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