About Our Organization

History. Vision. Mission. Values.

Our History

By 1987 public and private efforts to protect the Carrizo Plain as a single ecosystem culminated in the creation of The Carrizo Plain Natural Area, jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy, California Department of Fish and Game, and The Bureau of Land Management.

The Carrizo Plain National Monument was established by presidential proclamation in 2001. The Monument occupies 205,000 acres in Central California, southwest of the San Joaquin Valley, between Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo.

Friends of Carrizo Plain is managed by a Board of Directors with members from ….

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Our Values

  • ┬áBeing good stewards of the land
  • Fostering trust between the Friends of the Carrizo Plain, the managing partners and the public
  • Actively promoting and generating enthusiasm for understanding the resources of the Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Cooperating and building consensus to achieve goals
  • Respecting the serenity of the Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Leaving a legacy of the Carrizo Plain National Monument for future generations to appreciate

Our Vision

We envision a Carrizo Plain National Monument that remains unique and preserved, providing an internationally recognized model of cooperative resource conservation.

Our Mission

The Friends of the Carrizo Plain supports the managing partners in the Education, Interpretation, and Conservation of the unique resources of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

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Join

The Friends of the Carrizo Plain supports the managing partners in the Education, Interpretation, and Conservation of the unique resources of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Help

In addition to the hundreds of individual members of the Friends that make contributions of time and money to further our mission, we encourage you to support the groups and organizations that are helping us achieve our Mission.

Volunteer

Individuals who can commit for return visits can provide a great range of service: monitoring roads, installing signs, leading hikes, removing weeds, assisting visitors.

Donate

In addition to the hundreds of individual members of the Friends that make contributions of time and money to further our mission, we encourage you to support the groups and organizations that are helping us achieve our Mission.

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