U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Hollister Field Office|
The Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office is engaged in on-going scientific research involving many different academic fields and many different partners. Learn more about research on the public lands...a great outdoor laboratory. Be sure to also visit the Hollister Outdoor Laboratory Archives (HOLA).
View of the Ciervo Hills from one of the dunes in the Monvero Dunes Research Natural Area
Working in Partnership
Genetics and population research for recovery efforts related to the San Joquin Kit Fox and Giant Kangaroo Rat in the Panoche Hills - Fresno and San Benito Counties. Featuring our partner Working Dogs for Conservation:
Genetics research for recovery efforts related to the California Red-legged Frog - Merced, Fresno, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties. Featuring our partners San Benito Resource Conservation District and Santa Cruz Resource Conservation District:
Habitat restoration for recovery efforts related to the California Tiger Salamander, California Red-legged frog, Contra Costa goldfields, sand gilia and rare maritime chaparral - Monterey County. Featuring our partner Return of the Natives - Watershed Institute at California State University Monterey Bay:
Paleontological excavation and fossil specimen preparation from the V99563 locality in the Ciervo Hills - Fresno County. Featuring our partner Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology:
Paleontological excavation and fossil specimen preparation from the "pipeline mosasaur" locality in the Panoche Hills - Fresno County. Featuring our partners Fresno State University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County California:
In-House Field Office Research
Building and maintaining a Virtual Herbarium
Genetics and population research for recovery efforts related to the Blunt-nosed Leopard lizard in the Diablo Range - Merced, Fresno, and San Benito Counties.
Dune restoration in the Monvero Dunes Research Natural Area - Fresno County. See images from the restoration project and other lands on the Conservation and Land Management Internship web logs: "I used to dream of California, but now I'm living the dream!" , "The Battle for Monvero" , "California Daydreamin' " , "BLM Hollister Field Office Management Areas, Central California", and "July in Hollister - seeds, soils, fossils, and a helicopter" .
Dendrochonology study in the San Benito Mountain Research Natural Area - San Benito County.
Obsidian artifacts studies - Fresno and San Benito Counties.
Valley Fever study with USGS in the Clear Creek Management Area - Fresno County.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was created to provide a scientific basis and rationale for implementing fuels management activities.
Soil and Water
Rick Cooper, Field Manager