Oak Trees at Fort Ord National Monument.
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Hollister Field Office

Hollister Field Office

The Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office administers approximately 284,000 acres of public land in Central California.  Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Joaquin Valley to the east, elevations range from sea level to over 5,000 feet and major landforms include the Diablo Mountain Range, Salinas Valley, and San Joaquin Valley.  Within the lands are three Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, two Research Natural Areas, two National Monuments, a National Historic Trail, and a National Recreation Trail.

BLM WildernessStudy Area in Central California, BLM photo

BLM Wilderness Study Area in Central California, BLM photo

Did you know that the Bureau of Land Management in California manages over one million acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs)?  While some activities have specific restrictions in the WSAs, recreational hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, rock hounding, and nature study are welcome.

In the Spotlight

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California is known for many things, especially the incredible coastal views.  Along this coast there are over 20,000 rocks, islands, pinnacles, and exposed reefs which make the California Coastal National Monument.

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Also along the coast is the amazing Fort Ord National Monument which contains rare coastal biological communities that are an integral part of the larger coastal ecosystem.

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Visitors to the area should take some additional time to explore and admire these two National Monuments but don't forget to experience the wonderful exhibits at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, a BLM Monument Gateway partner.

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What's Happening Now
National Public Lands Day at Fort Ord NM !! - Saturday October 24
California Archaeology Month - "Beyond Boundaries"
Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Hollister Field Office

Frequently Requested

Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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