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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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Advisory Committee

Next Meeting:  TBD


Bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures

Monument Advisory Committee Nomination Form

Committee Members

Debbie Arnold
Term Expires: 11/15/2013
Represents San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors

David Couch
Term Expires:  7/24/2015
Represents Kern County Board of Supervisors

Carl Twisselman (Vice-Chair)
Term Expires:  7/24/2015
Represents Central California Resource Advisory Council

Michael Khus-Zarate
Term Expires:  6/28/2016
Represents Carrizo Plain Native American Advisory Council

Dale Kuhnle
Term Expires:  6/28/2016
Represents those authorized to graze livestock within CPNM

Ellen Cypher, PhD
Term Expires:  11/15/2013
Represents Public-at-Large

Craig Deutsche, PhD
Term Expires:  7/24/2015
Represents Public-at-Large

Jim Patterson
Term Expires:  11/18/2016
Represents Public-at-Large 

Raymond L. Hatch (Chair)
Term Expires:  6/28/2016
Represents Public-at-Large

Support Staff

The Bureau of Land Management
Gabe Garcia - Field Office Manager

Johna Hurl - Carrizo Plain Monument Manager
John Skibinski - Assistant Field Office Manager
Steve Larson - Asstistant Field Office Manager, Resources
Tamera Whitley - Archaeologist
Chris Ryan - Soil, Air and Water Specialist
Kathy Sharum - Wildlife Biologist
Amy Kuritsubo - Wildlife Biologist

California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Bob Stafford - Senior Wildlife Biologist
Alice Koch - Wildlife Biologist
Deb Hillyard - Botanist

The Nature Conservancy
H. Scott Butterfield, Ecologist, Central Coast Ecoregion

Meeting Minutes (pdf) 

Associated Monument Advisory Committee Meeting Documents

 Carrizo Plain National Monument

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History & Culture

Nature & Science 

Monument News

Monument Management

BLM California National Monuments


National Conservation System

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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