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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Health Warning

Kern County Public Health Services is warning residents to stay out of the water at Kissack Cove in Lake Isabella along with Keyesville Recreation Area and Calloway Weir Area in the Kern River effective immediately. Also see Health officials: Stay out of Lake Isabella and Kern River (KGET News Story).

A collection of photos of outdoor recreation opportuniteis, wildlife, and natural resources on public lands managed by BLM's Bakersfield Field Office.



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


Bakersfield Biologist Receives Distinguished Service Award

at 71st Departmental Honor Awards Convocation
May 9, 2016

Bakersfield Field Office
Approved Resource Management Plan / Record of Decision

 Jan. 15, 2015, News Release
 Jan. 16, 2015, Notice of Availability

About the Bakersfield Field Office

Renewable Energy, Conservation Plan for 10 Million Acres of California Desert

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Bureau of Land Management and other federal, state and local partners to announce approval of Phase I of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering 10.8 million acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the California desert.

News, Events & Alerts

North End of Canebreak Road Temporarily Closed to Protect Public Safety

Fire restrictions in place for 2016, effective June 6th, for all areas within the BLM Bakersfield Field Office.

News Release 2/17/16: Save the Redwoods League and Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) announced today (Feb 17) the donation of the 66-acre Craig Ranch in Tulare County to BLM

News Release 2/9/16 BLM Plans Pile Burns in Kern River Valley
Comments Sought by BLM on Three Grazing Allotments near Lake Isabella: News ReleaseLetter, Flyer, Scoping Package, Google Earth File
Oct. 1, 2015 APD Permit Fee increase to $9,500 News Release, More information

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

Keyesville SRMA Planning

Public Invited to Provide Input for Bakersfield BLM OHV Grant Proposals

BLM California Launches Planning and Science Review Regarding Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands NEWS RELEASE Aug. 2, 2013
Bakersfield PRMP/FEIS - Available Now

Bakersfield Draft RMP/Draft EIS - Document Archive

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

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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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