Pinnacles National Park

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

Summary

Pinnacles National Park, located in Hollister, CA, was transitioned from a national monument to a national park in 2013 [1] and encompasses around 26,000 acres of land [2]. Pinnacles National Park is also one of the main habitats and recovery areas [3] for the endangered California Condor and is one of the main sites being considered for the Range of the Condor National Heritage Area.

Workforce

Visitor Services

  • Visitor Centers:
    • Pinnacles Visitor Center: 5000 Highway 146, Paicines, CA 95043, (831) 389-4486
    • West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station: Highway 146, Soledad, CA 93960, (831) 389-4427
    • Two entrance stations.

Top Equipment Assets

2 shuttle buses worth $150,000 to $200,000

Related Links

Land Management Plan

Pinnacles National Monument General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment [4]

References

  1. https://www.nps.gov/pinn/learn/historyculture/present-day.htm
  2. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234015
  3. https://www.nps.gov/pinn/learn/nature/condor-recovery-program.htm
  4. https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkID=332&projectID=17891

Disclaimer

This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.