Big Lonely Doug

The lone tree in an expansive clearcut, Big Lonely Doug stands four metres wide and 70 metres tall, the second-largest Douglas Fir in the country – its towering rival, Red Creek Fir, lives just a valley away. A thousand years in the making, Doug could have fetched tens of thousands in timber. Instead, one logger fought to protect it, and now it draws tree lovers into the clearing, a living icon of conservation.