A Carrizo Plain National Monument sign stands in a large valley with mountains in the background.
Rafting the Kern River Three Pump Jacks, Midway-Sunset Oilfield Painted Rock. Carrizo Plain National Monument. Poppy Piedras Blancas Lightstation, San Simeon
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Bakersfield Field Office

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San Joaquin River Gorge. Bridge over the San Joaquin River

San Joaquin River Gorge
Bridge over the San Joaquin River


Carrizo Plain National Monument

Carrizo Plain
National Monument


Oil and Gas

Mineral Resources


Wildland Fire Program

Fire Management


 Recreation Program. Photo of Pacific Crest Trail


 Piedras Blancas Light Station

Piedras Blancas
Light Station

 Great Heron at Atwell Island Restoration Project

Atwell Island
Restoration Project

The Bakersfield Field Office manages 612,000 acres of public lands in eight Central California counties that stretch from the California Coast to the crest of the Sierra Nevada range, as well as 450,000 acres of federal mineral estate. Public lands managed by the Bakersfield office include the quarter-million-acre Carrizo Plain National Monument, Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area north of Cambria, San Joaquin River Gorge and the Atwell Island Land Retirement Demonstration Project located at Alpaugh, Tulare County.

News, Events & Alerts

Proposed Plan Amendment, for the sale of Public Lands: Letter, EA, FONSI

Fire Use Restrictions, effective May 21, 2014. Throughout the entire area managed by the Bakersfield Field Office.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Keyesville workship.

Public Invited to Provide Input for Bakersfield BLM OHV Grant Proposals

Case Case Mountain Acquisition: EA/Decision Record 8/29/2013
BLM California Launches Planning and Science Review Regarding Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands NEWS RELEASE Aug. 2, 2013

Potential Case Mountain Acquisition: Public Scoping Material July 2013

Bakersfield PRMP/FEIS - Available Now

Bakersfield Draft RMP/Draft EIS - Document Archive

Oil & Gas Lease Sale: May 3, 2013 Sale POSTPONED
EA: DOI-BLM-CA-C060-2012-0247

Keyesville Recreation Area. Partial Closure Order: July 30, 2012

North Fork of the Kaweah River - Public Lands Closed (Closure Order)

Isabella Dam Safety Modification Study


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In the Spotlight

Map Guide

ACEC's & Other Areas

Atwell Island Restoration Project

Carrizo Plain National Monument

California Coastal National Monument

Oil & Gas / Non-Energy Minerals / Geology

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area

Recreation / Wilderness

San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area

Keyesville Special Recreation Management Area

Bakersfield Proposed RMP / Final EIS Available Now! 

Lower Kern River



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Map of the Bakersfield Field Office. Link to map pdf.
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Contact Us


Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 391-6000
Fax: (661) 391-6041
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., M-F
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