On May 8, 2008 the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area was designated by the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-229). This legislation took the existing Jupiter Inlet Natural Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and established a boundary for the Outstanding Natural Area that included BLM-administered public lands, lands patented to the Town of Jupiter and lands withdrawn to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The legislation established the Outstanding Natural Area to protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and nationally important historic, natural, cultural, scientific, educational, scenic, and recreational values of the Federal land surrounding the Lighthouse for the benefit of present generations and future generations of people in the United States. Furthermore, the legislation directed the Outstanding Natural Area to be managed as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.
The following is an excerpt from the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 designating the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area: