The ancestral village site of Pe’pi’ow’elh (now known as English Camp) has an archeological history showing a 600-800 ft longhouse. Given the rich ecocultural heritage of this region, the naturalist Caleb Kennerly, of the Northwest Boundary Survey, observed that early settlers encountered “thriving villages'' along the shorelines of American and English Camps, as well as elsewhere in the San Juan archipelago. He considered San Juan Island as "perhaps the best fishing grounds on Puget Sound," where "numerous bands of Indians… plied reef nets". This region is the focus of a digital ecocultural mapping project being performed together with Whiteswan Environmental.
This project includes citizen science data sourced from iNaturalist.
The data underlying this vizualisation was last updated on 24th February 2023.