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, developing photo and video archives, gardening, and more.
Carrizo Plain wildlife

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.

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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Saucito Ranch and Travers Ranch

National Public Lands Day

This is an opportunity to join a large group assisting the Bureau of Land Management in improving the Saucito Ranch and the Travers Ranch.

Goodwin Education Center Clean Up Day

This is an opportunity to join in and help get the Goodwin Education Center and its grounds cleaned up for the new visitor season.

Bring gloves and a lunch!

Fence Removal and Modification Projects

People and places become special, not when they take care of us, but rather when we take care of them. It is the same with the Carrizo Plains National Monument. Volunteers have been, and will continue to be, the true owners of the land.

Serve and Explore the Carrizo Plain

On Saturday we will assist monument staff in the removal and/or modification of fences to allow pronghorn antelope freer access to the range. Sunday is reserved for sightseeing or hiking as the group decides.

Birds, Fences, History in the Carrizo

This is an opportunity to visit and to assist an outstanding and relatively unknown national monument.

On Saturday we will assist monument staff in the removal of fence wires to allow pronghorn antelope freer access to the range. Sunday is reserved for sightseeing.

About

Find out about Friends of the Carrizo Plain history, vision, mission, and values.

Carrizo Plain Kit fox image

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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.

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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