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Daniel Vaughn looking over maps
Daniel Vaughn looking over some documents
Daniel Vaughn

Lead Realty Specialist
Bakersfield Field Office


"We are entering the 21st century with a 19th century land pattern."

Daniel Vaughn is the Lead Realty Specialist out of the Bakersfield Field Office.  In this position he is mainly responsible for land acquisitions, exchanges, sales, some right-of-way work and dealing with any unusual real estate situations.  He has been with the Bureau of Land Management for 25 years.

Formerly Daniel was a soil scientist, also with BLM, he also worked in the Bishop area and assisted Utah on a land acquisition.  Additionally, Daniel is an instructor in Phoenix, Arizona at the National Training Center.  He holds a B.S. in Soils and Plant Nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley.

Daniel was involved in processing the land exchanges and purchases that were instrumental in the establishment of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and considers this one of the more interesting times in his tenure here.  He also tells us "...I see land tenure adjustments [adjusting the land ownership pattern to better fit public needs] as one of the most fundamental needs of BLM.  We are entering the 21st century with a 19th century land pattern."

On a more personal note, Daniel is originally from Vallejo, California  and is a resident currently of Bakersfield, where he lives with his wife and three children, Bethany, Brad and Jillian.  When looking to recharge he turns to athletics, mountain running and reading.


For more information concerning this feature story, contact Daniel Vaughn by telephone 661-391-6125 or by e-mail Daniel_Vaughn@ca.blm.gov
 
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