Hollister Field Office

Fort Ord National Monument - Education and Outreach


The BLM Fort Ord National Monument provides an excellent outdoor classroom for environmental education and scientific research.  Each year hundreds of school students from around the Monterey Peninsula visit BLM lands for science projects or for special field trips focusing on soil erosion, wetland ecology, or habitat restoration.

BLM Ranger and a student investigate pond habitat, photo B. Wick BLM

BLM Ranger and a student investigate pond habitat

The Return of the Natives (RON) program of the Watershed Institute (WI) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is currently working on native plant restoration and erosion control projects.  Other projects underway on BLM lands include rare species monitoring, exotic weed removal, and site restoration with our BLM Take It Outside! Partner Toro Park Elementary School.  Be sure to visit the Partnerships page for more information.

Students learning about nature and ecosystems with a BLM Ranger, photo by B. Wick BLM

Students learning about nature and ecosystems

In the picture above, the BLM employee helping students learn about nature and ecosystems is Fort Ord's own Ranger Tammy!  Be sure to visit her web page for her latest safety tips and educational information about the Fort Ord backcountry.


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Eric Morgan, Monument Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
Fort Ord National Monument
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 394-8314
Fax: (831) 394-8346
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Rick Cooper, Field Manager
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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