Hollister Field Office

Outdoor Laboratory

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, photo by M. Westphal BLM

View of the Ciervo Hills from one of the dunes in the Monvero Dunes Research Natural Area

 

From the Research Blogosphere

Conservation and Land Management Internship web logs:

Other web logs:

 
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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

Fresno State University mascot logo Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County logo

 

In-House Field Office Research

Image of flowering plants for Virtual Herbarium, photo by BLM

Building and maintaining a Virtual Herbarium

 

 

 

Close-up image of Blunt Nose Leopard Lizard, photo by BLMGenetics and population research for recovery efforts related to the Blunt-nosed Leopard lizard in the Diablo Range - Merced, Fresno, and San Benito Counties.

 

 

View of the Monvero Dunes, photo by BLMDune restoration in the Monvero Dunes Research Natural Area - Fresno County.

 

 

Image of trunk section of a grey pine with serpentine soil in background, photo by BLMDendrochonology study in the San Benito Mountain Research Natural Area - San Benito County.

 

 

 

 

Detail view of obsidian rock sample, photo by E. Zaborsky BLMObsidian artifacts studies - Fresno and San Benito Counties.

 

 

 

View of foothill pines and rolling grass hills - a valley fever endemic area, photo by BLMValley Fever study with USGS in the Clear Creek Management Area - Fresno County.


Fire

Joint Fire Science Program

California Fire Science Consortium


Soil and Water 

Soil Biological Communities 

Water Science for Schools


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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