San Juan Islands National Monument

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For the national historical park, see San Juan Island National Historical Park.
San Juan Islands National Monument
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of San Juan Islands National Monument
Map showing the location of 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″W / 48.53194°N 123.02917°W / 48.53194; -123.02917Coordinates: 48°31′55″N 123°1′45″W / 48.53194°N 123.02917°W / 48.53194; -123.02917
Area 1,000 acres (400 ha)
Created March 25, 2013 (2013-March-25)
Governing body 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 peoples, 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.[1][2][3]

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The national monument consists of approximately 75 separate sites totaling roughly 1,000 acres (4 km2) in area. They are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brunner, Jim (March 25, 2013). "Obama creates San Juan Islands National Monument: read the proclamation". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Obama makes it legal on San Juan Islands National Monument". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Richard, Terry (March 25, 2013). "San Juan Islands in Washington site of new national monument by presidential proclamation". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions: Which lands will be protected?". Proposed San Juan Islands National Monument. Retrieved March 26, 2013. [unreliable source?]

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