• The beautiful San Juan Islands
  • Stormwater emptying into harborPhoto - Brian Rader, Pollution Prevention Specialist
  • Canoe JourneyPhoto - Swinomish Tribal Archive
  • Historical Lime Kiln
  • Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)Copyright Creative Commons
  • Orca with tankerPhoto - Chris Teren
The beautiful San Juan Islands1 Stormwater emptying into harbor2 Canoe Journey3 Historical Lime Kiln4 Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)5 Orca with tanker6

Local ecosystem pressures

For the 2012 and 2014 Action Agendas, the San Juan Local Integrating Organization (SJ-LIO) identified local threats or “pressures,” thought to significantly impact the health and recovery of the San Juan Islands’ ecosystem.

Three key pressures were identified:

Major oil spills
Runoff from the built environment, including septic systems
Shoreline development, including shoreline armoring

Click on each pressure to learn more about how they influence the ecology of the San Juan Islands.

All of these pressures were rated as “highly significant” based on their scope, severity, and irreversibility through an Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation process.

The SJ-LIO developed Near Term Actions (NTA) to direct funding and actions towards reducing the impacts of these pressures on the San Juan Islands’ ecosystem.


Implementation Committee Meetings:

Wednesday August 3, 2016

Friday Harbor

Time and location to be confirmed

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Friday Harbor

Time and location to be confirmed