Upcoming Carrizo Plain planning meeting moved to larger space

Increased interest from citizens has prompted the organizers of an April 24 meeting to plan the future of the Carrizo Plain National Monument to move it to a larger room.

The meeting will now take place at the Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It had been scheduled at the San Luis Obispo City-County Library.

The meeting will be held in cooperation with the Monument Advisory Committee, and the Bureau of Land Management’s monument managing partners, The Nature Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game.

A later meeting will take place May 5 at the California Valley Community Services District building on Soda Lake Road, three miles south of Highway 58 and adjacent to the California Valley Fire Station 42. That meeting is being held in conjunction with a Carrizo Monument Advisory Committee.

Written comments should be sent by June 12 to: Monument Manager Johna Hurl, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308.