San Juan Islands

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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San Juan Islands

(săn wän), archipelago of 172 islands constituting San Juan co., NW Wash., E of Vancouver Island. The islands were visited and named c.1790 by Spanish explorers. The islands were the subject of the San Juan Boundary DisputeSan Juan Boundary Dispute,
controversy between the United States and Great Britain over the U.S.–British Columbia boundary. It is sometimes called the Northwest Boundary Dispute.
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 between Great Britain and the United States; their ownership was decided in 1872. San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez islands are the largest of the group. The San Juan Islands National Monument, est. 2013, encompasses the Bureau of Land Management lands on the islands and includes light stations, a variety of habitats, and many small islands and rocks. San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island marks the events from 1853 to 1872 involving the boundary dispute (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table). Other portions of the islands are state parklands.
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All the Common Sharp-tailed Snake records from the San Juan Archipelago are from areas with similar habitat, open grassland or savanna woodland with some Garry Oaks (Quercus garryana), on a rocky substrate with a west- to south-facing aspect (Table 2).
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The San Juan archipelago comprises more than 170 islands, the remains of a mountain range that connected Washington to Canada's Vancouver Island.
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