Bakersfield Field Office

Carrizo Plain National Monument LogoAdvisory Committee and support staff. Carrizo Plain National Monument

Advisory Committee

Next Meeting:  March 15, 2014.  Carrisa Plains Elementary School, 10:00am.

Debbie Arnold
1055 Monterey Street, Room D430
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors,
District 5

David Couch
1115 Truxtun Avenue, Room 504
Bakersfield, CA 93301  
Kern County Board of Supervisors, District 4

Carl Twisselman
9501 West Lokern Road
McKittrick, CA 93251
Represents the Central California Resource
Advisory Council on the National Monument

Michael Khus-Zarate
5151 West Vartikian Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
559-327-9000 or   
Carrizo Plain Native American Advisory Council

Dale Kuhnle
7350 Carnaza Road
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Represents those authorized to graze livestock
within the National Monument

Ellen Cypher, PhD
P.O. Box 9622
Bakersfield, CA 93389
Plant Ecologist

Craig Deutsche, PhD
2231 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Jim Patterson
9312 N. Santa Margarita Rd
Atascadero, CA 93422

Raymond L. Hatch
P.O. BOX 1451
Taft, CA

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

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Carrizo Plain National Monument
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Phone: (805) 475-2131
Open: December 1 - May 31.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Th. - Su.
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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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