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Big Creek ceremony marks end of four-decade struggle

Posted: Friday, Aug 23rd, 2013

With Big Creek in the background, Jerry Ingersoll (left) with the Siuslaw National Forest recounts the 40-year history to preserve nearly 200 acres bordering the creek. The Eugene Water and Electric Board once considered building a nuclear power plant on Big Creek and later a developer proposed a destination resort on the undeveloped estuary. (Photo by Larry Coonrod)

YACHATS A 40-year battle to save pristine forest and estuary land from development came to an official end Tuesday morning on a windswept meadow overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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