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San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area (Wash.)


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    • Matia Island National Wildlife Refuge (Wash.)
    • San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Wash.)
    • San Juan Islands Refuge (Wash.)
    • San Juan Islands Wilderness (Wash.)
    • San Juan Wilderness (Wash.)
    • San Juan Wilderness Area (Wash.)
    • Smith Island National Wildlife Refuge (Wash.)
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    • found: Work cat.: Don, C.N. Evaluation of near-shore buffer zones of the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge ... 2002.
    • found: GNIS, Apr. 18, 2003(San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, park, Island, San Juan, Skagit Counties, Wash.; variant names: Matia Island National Wildlife Refuge - in part; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Wilderness; Smith Island National Wildlife Refuge)
    • found: America's National Wildlife Refuge System home page, Apr. 18, 2003(San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Eighty-three reefs, rocks, and islands in the San Juan Islands of northern Puget Sound have been set aside as San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. These islands have also been designated by Congress as a wilderness area where seabirds, eagles, and marine mammals will have an undisturbed place to live and raise their young. All the refuge islands except Matia and Turn are closed to the public; San Juan Islands Refuge)
    • found: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Region home page, Apr. 18, 2003:refuges (San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. A group of 83 islands in the San Juan archipelago, totaling 454 acres; wildlife observation, study, and photography are allowed on Matia and Turn islands; all other refuge islands may be viewed from boats, but are closed to public access; two of the islands (Matia and Turn) have considerable public use and are managed by cooperative agreement with Washington Department of Parks and Recreation. On Matia Island, only 5 acres are considered Marine State Park, with the remaining 140 acres included in the San Juan Islands Wilderness.)
    • found: National Wilderness Preservation System home page, Apr. 18, 2003(San Juan Wilderness. Administered by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, San Juan Islands NWR. The U.S. Congress designated the San Juan Wilderness Area in 1976 and it now has a total of 353 acres. 84 pieces are included in the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Of these 84 specks of land, 81 have been designated Wilderness: Aleck Rocks, Bare Island, Barren Island, Battleship Island, Bird Rock, Black Rock, Boulder Island, Brown Rock, Buck Island, Castle Island, Center Reef, Clements Reef, Colville Island, Crab Island, Davidson Rock, Dot Island, Eliza Rock, Flattop Island, Flower Island, Fortress Island, Four Bird Rocks, Gull Reef, Gull Rock, Half Tide Rock, Hall Island, Harbor Rock, Lawson Rock, Little Sister Island, two named Low Island, Matia Island (with the exception of five acres of state parkland), Mouatt Reef, Mummy Rocks, Nob Island, North Pacific Rock, North Peapod Rocks, Parker Reef, Peapod Rocks, Pointer Island, Puffin Island, Rim and Rum Islands, Ripple Island, Secar Rock, Sentinel Island, Shag Rock, Shark Reef, Skipjack Island, Skull Island, Small Island, South Peapod Rocks, Swirl Island, The Sisters, Three Williamson Rocks, Tift Rocks, Turn Rock, Viti Rocks, White Rocks, and Willow Island, along with various unnamed islands, islets, rocks, and reefs.)
    • found: GeoNames [algorithmically matched]unknown; 48°34ʹ38ʺN 122°59ʹ51ʺW
    • notfound: Wash. place names database, via WWW, Apr. 18, 2003
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    • 2003-05-14: new
    • 2011-06-04: revised
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