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Thousands of tourists visit the San Juan Islands every year. Photo by Ashley Ahearn.

Thousands of tourists visit the San Juan Islands every year. Photo by Ashley Ahearn.

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1,000 Acres Up For Conservation In The San Juan Islands

Ashley Ahearn
03/29/2012

Local groups and state representatives are pushing to put 1,000 acres of federal Bureau of Land Management property in the San Juan Islands into conservation as either a national conservation area or a national monument. Those acres include more than 60 locations around the San Juan Islands, ranging from pine forests to lighthouses. Almost half of the 1,000 acres is on the southern portion of Lopez Island.

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