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Patos Island in Washington
August 31, 2014

Sacred Land

Patos Island, one of Washington's San Juan Islands, is part of a thousand-acre national monument created last year by President Barack Obama. Wilderness, a higher form of land protection, covers 350 acres of the San Juans. See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “50 Years of Wilderness.”
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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