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Fort Ord National Monument - Wildfire Protection


Fuels Crew is deployed, photo BLM

The BLM is committed to preventing wildfires from spreading into neighboring residential areas.  Fires, however, are a natural part of California's ecosystem and are actually essential to the health of maritime chaparral habitat.

As you visit the Fort Ord National Monument, you may see vegetation that has been trimmed back from roads or trails to create fuelbreaks.  BLM strives to maintain fuelbreaks in strategic locations that will allow firefighters to safely manage fire.  To preserve a natural setting and minimize habitat impacts, BLM works hard to only remove what is necessary when creating fuelbreaks.

Wildfire at night, photo by BLMFire poppies, photo by BLMMaritime Chaparral, photo by BLM


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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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