deChadenedes named manager of SJIs National Monument

Marcia deChadenedes - Contributed photo/BLM
Marcia deChadenedes
— image credit: Contributed photo/BLM

The word "interim" no longer applies.

Marcia deChadenedes is now the full-time manager of the San Juan Islands National Monument. She was named manager of the nation's newest national monuments Jan. 23 by Bureau of Land Management Spokane District Manager Daniel Picard.

“Marcia comes to us from the Colorado State Office, where she has been the National Conservation Lands Program Lead," Picard said in a press release.  "She has several years of experience with the BLM in the NCL and National Monuments arena. Marcia also has an extensive background in museum management/ curation, national scenic trails, and cultural/heritage program development and management."

deChadenedes earned a master's degree at the University of Oregon, in Eugene.

The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago, which became one of the nation's newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. The National Monument includes BLM lands in San Juan, Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the Lopez Island BLM office March 9.

More information about the San Juan Islands National Monument is available online at:


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