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|Nature in the Proposed Monument||For other pages about nature, go to:
Wandering Among the Trees of the Doug
Wandering Thoughts in an Old-Growth Forest
An Excursion Among the Wildflowers of the Doug
Visiting the High Meadows and their Wildflowers
|The goal of establishing and managing Douglas-Fir National Monument is to preserve and protect nature in the Monument area in all of its beauty and complexity, and to provide a sanctuary in which humans can interact with this special place in ways that respect and care for the land. The Western Cascades is home to an astonishing variety of life forms, evolving over time and interacting in ways that we can barely understand.|
Fire is part of the natural cycle of forests.