English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Winter Schedule
The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is closed for the season, starting September 2. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.
American Camp Visitor Center on Winter Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from September 2 to June 6, 2015. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m. Telephone 360-378-2240, ext. 2227 or 2226 for information. More »
Fire Management Plan
Environmental analysis for the San Juan Island National Historical Park Fire Management Plan has been completed and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been released. The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) was initially released for public comment in March 2005.
The National Park Service's Fire Management Office in Boise, Idaho has published some great bulletins on many fire topics. These print on demand publications are currently up on the website. They are located at http://www.nps.gov/fire/public/pub_sitebulletins.cfm
The available high quality PDFs are:
NPS Fire and Aviation Management
Burned Area Restoration
National Park Service Fire Management Careers
National Park Service Wildland Fire Timeline
Benefits of Natural Fire
Wildland Urban Interface
Did You Know?
James Alden, commander of the USCS Steamer Active, carried dispatches during the Pig War crisis. During the Battle of Mobile Bay he led the Union fleet into the harbor until stalled by Confederate mines. That's when Admiral David G. Farragut shouted "Damn the torpedoes..."