San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon Encourages Local Community to Speak up for Carrizo

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon wrote an op-ed in The Tribune strongly supporting the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Read the full article here:

Want to help save Carrizo Plain National Monument? Act now, before it’s too late

July 7, 2017


Hundreds gather at rally for the carrizo in san luis obispo 

Our Rally for the Carrizo on Saturday, July 1st was a huge success, bringing in hundreds of local residents who support the Carrizo Plain National Monument. You can see video and photos from the rally by clicking here:

Hundreds rally to support Carrizo Plain National Monument amid uncertainty

July 1, 2017


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Conservation leaders speak at Carrizo Plain Town Hall in San Luis Obispo 

KEYT covered our Carrizo Town Hall in San Luis Obispo. Members of the community gathered to hear from conservation leaders about threats to the national monument and other public lands. Click below for the full story:

Forum on Carrizo Plain National Monument Review

June 29, 2017


North County Watch President urges Public Support for Carrizo Plain

Sue Harvey is the president of North County Watch and has lived on the Carrizo Plain since 1975. She recently wrote an op-ed in The Santa Barbara Independent about the uniqueness of the Carrizo Plain and the current threat to its national monument status. Read her full letter her:

Time Is Running Out for Carrizo Plain

June 22, 2017


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The Tribune editorial board says the carrizo plain is worth saving

The Editorial Board at The Tribune has come out in strong support of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, urging the public to write letters of support for this crown jewel of San Luis Obispo County. Check out their article here:

Carrizo Plain is worth saving — and not just for the ‘flower porn’

June 22, 2017


League of Women Voters of SLO County Support Carrizo Plain National Monument

The Leage of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County penned a letter to the editor published in the Paso Robles Daily News today supporting the national monument status of the Carrizo Plain. They urge the public to comment in support of the Carrizo's protected status. You can read the full letters sent to the Paso Robles Daily News and the New Times here:

Letter: Help protect the Carrizo Plain National Monument 

Save our plains

June 15, 2017


Santa Barbara independent story highlights importance of carrizo plain

The Santa Barbara Independent published a story about the Carrizo Plain National Monument and how it's currently being threatened by a governmental review. The story details some of the history of the monument and features local conservation leaders. Check out the full article here:

Carrizo Plain: The American Serengeti

June 15, 2017


SLO New Times Runs Cover Story on Carrizo Plain Review

This week's issue of the San Luis Obispo New Times featured an extensive cover story on the current review of the Carrizo Plain National Monument and why it is so unique to California. Read the full story here:

Protection question: the Carrizo Plain National Monument is under review by the federal government

June 15, 2017


Former SLO County Planning Commissioner Writes Op-ed Urging the Protection of the Carrizo Plain

Pat Veesart has lived on an inholding in the Carrizo Plain National Monument for 15 years, where he has been a great steward of the land and one of the Carrizo's biggest conservation advocates. Veesart recently wrote an op-ed in The Tribune describing the history of the national monument and why it's so vital to the region. You can read his entire letter here:

We need to protect the Carrizo Plain. And we don’t have much time

June 12, 2017


Senators Feinstein and Harris Write Letter to Secretary Zinke in Support of Carrizo Plain and Other Monuments

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris from California submitted a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing their support for the national monuments in California currently under review by the Trump Administration, including the Carrizo Plain. Read the letter in its entirety here:

Letter from Senators Feinstein and Harris

June 9, 2017


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California Attorney General Prepared to Take legal action protecting carrizo plain

In an 11-page letter to the Department of the Interior, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra vowed to take whatever action necessary to protect the national monument status of the Carrizo Plain and others found in the state. Click below for more:

State to Trump: You can't touch our monuments

June 8, 2017


Representative Carbajal Voices Strong Support for Carrizo Plain National Monument

Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA 24th District) wrote a letter to Interior Secretary Zinke strongly urging him to keep the current protections for the Carrizo Plain National Monument -- which is in Rep. Carbajal's district -- in place. Read the full letter here:

Rep. Carbajal Letter to Zinke

June 8, 2017


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Public Lands Deserts Director at Center for Biological Diversity Pens Op-ed Supporting "California's Serengeti"

Ileene Anderson, the Public Lands Deserts Director and Senior Scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, wrote an op-ed in defense of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Check out her letter to The Bakersfield Californian here:

Community Voices: Carrizo in the crosshairs: Will Trump destroy California’s serengeti?

June 7, 2017


Local Photographer Chuck Graham Writes about a keystone species of the carrizo plain

Chuck Graham is a writer and photographer based in Carpinteria (you can see some of his awesome photos at our Gallery) who has spent a lot of time on the Carrizo Plain. He recently wrote a piece about the beloved giant kangaroo rat, an endangered species vital to the food web of the Carrizo Plain. Check out his story here:

Giant Kangaroo Rats: Little Drummers of the Carrizo Plain

June 6, 2017


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Forestwatch urges the public to support carrizo plain

We wrote an op-ed to the New Times about the current threat to the Carrizo Plain National Monument and how the public can get involved. Check it out here:

Monument Defenders Unite!

May 24, 2017


Former Congresswoman Lois Capps and Rep. Salud Carbajal Write Op-Ed Urging Support Letters for Carrizo

Former Representative Lois Capps and Representative Salud Carbajal, who took Capps' seat in the House after her retirement, penned an op-ed in The Tribune urging the public to write letters supporting the national monument status of the Carrizo Plain. Read more here:

If you think the Carrizo Plain National Monument is worth protecting, tell Trump

May 17, 2017


Efforts to Protect Carrizo Plain Featured on KCLU Radio Story

Lance Orozco with Thousand Oaks-based KCLU, an NPR affiliate, spoke with our coalition about the review of dozens of national monuments including the Carrizo Plain. Check out the full story here:

National Monument Northeast of Central Coast Threatened by Trump Administration Review

May 17, 2017


Save the Carrizo Plain! Highlighted in Ventura County Star

Thanks to the Ventura County Star for running this great story on the current attack on the Carrizo Plain and other national monuments and the efforts underway to get the public to weigh in with their support for the monument's protection! Check out the story here:

Trump order prompts Save Carrizo Plain campaign

May 12, 2017


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Calcoastnews runs story about carrizo plain national monument review

Calcoastnews.com was quick to feature a story about President Trump's latest executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review the status of dozens of national monuments including the Carrizo Plain. 

Trump order prompts Save Carrizo Plain campaign

May 12, 2017