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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The Piedras Blancas lighthouse stands in the distance near a large which rock.  The Pacific Ocean in the foreground has rolling waves coming up on the beach. BLM Photo

The Piedras Blancas Light Station is located on a rugged windswept point along California's scenic Highway 1.  (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)

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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 Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering more than 22 million acres in the California desert.

The plan has two broad sets of goals:

  • Renewable Energy and Transmission: The plan identifies specific development focus areas with high-quality renewable energy potential and access to transmission in areas where impacts can be managed and mitigated.
  • Desert Conservation: Address species, ecosystem and climate adaptation requirements for 37 species and 31 natural communities covered by the plan as well as protection of recreation, cultural, and scenic values, and other desert resources.

The DRECP is a collaborative effort between the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

About the Bakersfield Field Office

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.
Keyesville SRMA Planning

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

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

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Map of the Bakersfield Field Office. Link to map pdf.
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Bakersfield Proposed RMP / Final EIS Available Now! 

Lower Kern River


America celebrates 
"50 Years of Wilderness"

Wilderness 50  years, 1964-2014, Yours to enjoy, to protect.


Explore Wilderness Areas

Junior Ranger Activities & Adventures
(ages 8 - 18)

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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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