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Photo by Chandra LeGue


King Tut is a very very old and quite large Douglas-fir tree that lives in Crabtree Valley, home to some of the largest, oldest conifers in Oregon, and part of the proposed Douglas-fir National Monument.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
-Henry David Thoreau

Friend,

Right now, the proposed Douglas-fir National Monument is most certainly a castle in the air. At one time, so was the proposed Crater Lake National Park, Three Sisters Wilderness, Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area, and every other sacred conservation designation that we all love today.

As volunteers with Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument, we have been very busy, making presentations to interested groups, taking people to visit our proposed area, making news (see In the News), developing our website and much more.

We're starting to build the foundation and very much need your help. We ask that you become a dues-paying member of Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument. We're all volunteers, but we need money to pay for travel expenses, to prepare and distribute educational materials, to pay for our web page, etc.

We also want to do some more expensive things, like commissioning an economic study showing the value a Douglas-fir National Monument can add to the local and statewide economy.

We're starting to seek support from charitable foundations, but our chances are much better if we can show that we have a base of supporters who politically support a Douglas-fir National Monument and financially support one as well.

That's where you come in. We are now offering the opportunity for our supporters to become members of Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument. We ask that you join others to become a dues-paying supporter. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, and all dues are tax-deductible.

Please join us at whatever category works for you:
- $20: New Forest (students and low income)
- $35: Young Growth
- $100: Mature Forest
- $250: Old-Growth Forest
- $500: Watershed
- $1,000: King Tut (lifetime member)

To join, you can send a check to:

Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument
P.O. Box 7174
Springfield, OR  97475

Or you can go to Paypal to pay for your membership and enter your membership level in the "add special instructions" box.