Monday March 25th, 2013: President Obama designated our own BLM properties in the San Juan Islands as a National Monument, never to be sold traded or developed in any way. Of course, this includes our own beloved Patos Island!
And, we have made the WikiPedia pages already!
San Juan Islands National Monument
|San Juan Islands National Monument|
|Location||San Juan, Whatcom, and Skagit Counties, Washington, USA|
|Nearest city||Friday Harbor, WA|
|Coordinates||48°31′55″N 123°1′45″WCoordinates: 48°31′55″N 123°1′45″W|
|Area||1,000 acres (400 ha)|
|Created||March 25, 2013|
|Governing body||National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management|
San Juan Islands National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the Puget Sound area in the state of Washington. The monument protects archaeological sites of the Coast Salish people, lighthouses and relics of early European American settlers in the Pacific Northwest, and biodiversity of the island life in the region. The monument was created from existing federal land by President Barack Obama on March 25, 2013 under the Antiquities Act.
The national monument consists of approximately 75 separate sites totaling roughly 1,000 acres in area. They are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in conjunction with the National Park Service.
- ^ http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2013/03/25/obama-creates-san-juan-islands-national-monument-read-the-proclamation/
- ^ http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/03/25/obama-makes-it-legal-on-san-juan-islands-national-monument/
- ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2013/03/san_juan_islands_in_washington.html
- ^ http://www.sanjuanislandsnca.org/FAQ#TOC-Which-lands-will-be-protected-