About Islanders for San Juan Islands National Monument
Islanders for the San Juan National Monument worked for the permanent protection of the San Juan Islands. On March 25, 2013 President Obama signed a proclamation creating the San Juan Islands National Monument to permanently protect the BLM lands in the islands.
Now that the National Monument has been protected, they work as its advocates. These sites, already managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), include recreational areas beloved by locals and visitors, cultural sites used by local tribes for thousands of years, historic lighthouses and other sites, dozens of small reefs and islands that provide habitat for marine mammals, rare and endangered species like the island marble butterfly, and much more.
From the blog
Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more
The 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day has been and gone. By all accounts, it was an amazing day all across the National Conservation Lands as members of our Friends Grassroots Network volunteered their time in support of our public lands. Here are some dispatches from the field… San … read more
The following is a guest post from Tom Reeve, Islanders for the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area. As Pat Williams said, Ed Zahniser’s talk last night on the huge impact that can be made by “the power of one” was an inspiring tour of many of the wonderful parts … read more