Islanders for the

San Juan Islands National Monument

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The BLM is currently developing a Resource Management Plan for the Monument which will guide their stewardship of these lands for the next 15-20 years.

We've created Guides to help you with key issues and comments for the Draft Resource Management Plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument. See our Guides and Forms page for the full set!

You can provide input for that plan during a public comment period ending January 3rd, 2019.

BLM staff will be available to answer questions and share materials at the libraries on Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas per this schedule.

The Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS is supported by numerous additional appendices and documents, all found here.

It is important to remember: The preferred alternative (Alternative B) is a potential starting point for a plan, but the actual Proposed Resource Management Plan will likely be different and will be designed after input from the public and cooperating agencies is received by BLM. You do not need to pick an alternative. BLM is required to present a range of alternatives but is not required to adopt one of the alternatives presented. You can focus how you would like the sites to be managed and why.

BLM has created this video to explain how to comment. You can use their forms, as in the video, or our forms, which look the same but can be edited on your computer. Don't forget to read our Guides to the Issues to prompt you on things to consider!

Islanders for the San Juan Islands National Monument is a group of local citizens who care deeply for these lands and work to ensure their care.

Our Monument protects precious sites in the San Juan Islands. These sites, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), include recreation areas beloved by locals and visitors, cultural sites used by local tribes for thousands of years, historic lighthouses, disappearing habitat, and much more.

More information about the monument can be found on BLM's official website for the monument.