San Juan Islands Videos
Lighthouses of the San Juans
There are three light stations in the San Juan archipelago in Washington State with close ties to the BLM. This video shows each of those and describes the relationship we have to these remarkable structures and to the lands around them.
Sara Waugh, BLM Seasonal Employee in the San Juan Islands
In this video the BLM's Seasonal Employee, Sara Waugh, takes us along on a typical work day as she enhances people's enjoyment of our public lands in the San Juan Islands. The Oregon/Washington BLM manages more than 60 separate sites in the San Juan Islands, totaling nearly 1,000 acres. From small rocks to entire landscapes, these are precious lands.
San Juan Islands Archaeology
The islands are part of the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. While native people first used this land about 12,000 years ago, permanent settlements were relatively uncommon until the last several hundred. Archaeological remains of villages, camps, and processing sites are found throughout the monument. By 1852, American settlers had established homesteads on the San Juan Islands, some of which remain today. Two late 19th century light stations and their associated buildings are located in the new National Monument: Patos Island Light Station and Turn Point Light Station. This video celebrates the history of the area and features one of our own BLM Archaeologists out in the field on Patos Island.