☷BLM Selects San Juan Islands National Monument Manager
Bureau of Land Management ( By Press Release office)
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Spokane , Wash . – Bureau of Land Management ( BLM ) Spokane District Manager Kurt Pindel announces the selection of Brie Chartier as the San Juan Islands National Monument Manager . “Brie is an experienced planner with a background in outdoor and environmental education , to include being a Leave No Trace Master Educator , ” Pindel said . “Brie also has a strong background in collaborative leadership , consensus building and building partnerships . She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Johnson State College and should be a great addition to the local community . ”The BLM manages 1 , 020 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago which became a National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25 , 2013 . The National Monument includes BLM lands in San Juan , Whatcom and Skagit Counties . Brie Chartier is scheduled to start her new position on May 9 . More information about the San Juan Islands National Monument is available online at: http://www . blm . gov/or/resources/recreation/sanjuans/ . The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states , including Alaska , on behalf of the American people . The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub - surface mineral estate throughout the nation . Our mission is to sustain the health , diversity , and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations .
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