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Monument supporters should focus on local realities


September 27, 2016

When we first learned that a tour of the proposed Douglas Fir National Monument was planned for this Saturday, two thoughts occurred.

One, Oct. 1 is opening day for Oregon’s centerfire rifle season. Not a real good day to be walking in the woods – anywhere.

Our second thought was that the real tour should focus on the fallout from these activists’ last foray into our forests, to protext the spotted owl: poverty and all manner of associated ills in Sweet Home and many other forest-based communities.

These illustrate some underlying issues that are important in what will be a co...

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