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Carrizo Plain National Monument 


Landscape photo of the Carrizo Plain with Carrizo graphic


The Carrizo Plain, 100 airline miles (160 km) north of Los Angeles, California is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by mountains.

The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, and is an area culturally important to Native Americans.  It is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet close up, is seen in a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds.


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   The sun rises over a field of wildflowers on the Carrizo Plain.  Photo taken April 7, 2011 by Phuoc Phan. Used with permission.


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Carrizo Plain National Monument
Approved Resource Management Plan
and
Record of Decision

 

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Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Goodwin Education Center
Phone: (805) 475-2131
Open: December 1 - May 31.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Th. - Su.
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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
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., M-F
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