Friday wilderness photo

Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

flickr, alex1derr

This photo was taken at Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington by alex1derr @flickr

We are thrilled to select the San Juans as our Friday wilderness photo. Why? Because earlier this week Washington's San Juan Islands became one our nation's newest national monuments. 

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President Obama designated the San Juan Islands, along with New Mexico's Rio Grande del Norte on March 25.  Three  historic sites were also designated on that day. What a huge victory to win further protections for more of America's most special wildlands and historic sites!

You can read more about these new national monuments and take a virtual tour here

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