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:
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.