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Monument plan marks milestone | Letters

Two weeks ago the BLM hosted gatherings to enlist aid from our communities in composing the San Juan Islands National Monument interim management policy.

Three meetings were well-attended and wholly participant—it was a great succcess.

With the Resource Management Plan completion possibly four years away, it’s important for everyone to know the solid ground we stand on to ensure that the best can happen, and to understand how to bring that about.

We learned a great deal.

Every one of the gatherings brought useful and unique contributions to the draft and there were lots of thought-provoking conversations that are applicable to day to day actions. I want to thank you all for your participation and investment

If you haven’t had a chance to look this draft through, please feel free to review it online and email your suggestions to me by June 20. A draft document with all contributions will be posted, as well as a final policy.

This is such a great community to be part of. What mindful stewards and committed agents. We are very grateful for your participation in conserving this lovely landscape.

Marcia deChadenedes, Monument manager

— Editor’s note: contact DeChadenedes at: mdechade@blm.gov; view monument info at: www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/sanjuans/news.php


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