Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM)

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An environmental summary by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


The Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM) is a vast open grassland, which includes more than 206,000 acres of public lands, and is one of the largest native grassland remaining in all of California. CPNM is rimmed by steep mountainslocated located in Central California, just 100 airline miles (160 km) from Los Angeles. The Monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, is an area culturally important to Native Americans, and is traversed by the San Andreas fault, and containds Soda Lake, which is a white salt flat. [1]


CPNM was declared a National Monument in 2001. [2]

Related Links


  1. CPNM
  2. Los Padres Forest Watch


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