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Piedras Blancas Partnership List

Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area continues to be a model for achieving management goals through partnerships. The following list represents the primary partnerships at Piedras Blancas Light Station and what is accomplished through those partnerships.

California Department of Fish and Game - Utilizes Piedras Blancas as an educational site for Marine Protected
                                                                      Areas; monitors Marine Protected Area

California Highway Patrol - Utilizes the Piedras Blancas communication tower, sought funding for new tower

California Polytechnic State University, Cal Poly - Provides technical assistance on various projects

California State Historic Preservation Office - Provides technical assistance on projects of cultural concern 

California State Parks - Provides emergency responseand co-manages Piedras Blancas Outstanding Natural Area

California State University Santa Cruz - Utilizes Piedras Blancas as a research site for intertidal studies

Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers Association - Donated materials and publishes Piedras Blancas related news 

County of San Luis Obispo - Maintains and utilizes the Piedras Blancas communication tower

Cuesta Community College - Assists with non-native plant removal, produced interpretive displays

Friends of the Elephant Seal - Distributes Piedras Blancas printed information, promotes light station tours  

Friends of the Lens - Maintaines Piedras Blancas Fresnel lens, promotes lighthouse tours  

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - Distributes Piedras Blancas information, promotes lighthouse tours 

Mormon Helping Hands - Assisted with non-native plant removal and native plant revegetation

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Utilizes Piedras Blancas for Pacific jet-stream weather studies

National Weather Service - Utilizes Piedras Blancas for weather data collection

Piedras Blancas Light Station Association - Raises money for restoration through memberships, sales and events

Piedras Blancas Volunteers - Performs operational, maintenance and resource restoration work

Point Reyes Bird Observatory - Conducted marine bird disturbance studies on site and in the regional area

Point San Luis Light Station - Distributes Piedras Blancas printed information, promotes light station tours

Point Sur Light Station - Distributes Piedras Blancas printed information, promotes lighthouse tours

Point Pinos Light Station - Distributes Piedras Blancas printed information, promotes lighthouse tours  

Sierra Club - Assists with non-native plant removal and native plant revegetation

Southwest Fisheries Science Center - Utilizes Piedras Blancas as a research site for monitoring gray whales

Student Conservation Association - Assisted with non-native plant removal and native plant revegetation

United States Geological Survey - Utilizes Piedras Blancas as a research site for monitoring seismic activity

United States National Park Service - Assisted with the historic restoration of buildings

Western Ecological Research Center - Utilizes Piedras Blancas as a research site for sea otters and elephant seals

Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
Piedras Blancas Light Station
15950 Cabrillo Hwy
P.O. Box 129
San Simeon, CA 93452-0129
Tours: (805) 927-7361 
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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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