About the Fort Ord National Monument

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The Fort Ord National Monument, which was established by President Obama in April 2012, holds some of the last undeveloped natural wildlands on the Monterey Peninsula. Located on the former Fort Ord military base, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protects and manages 35 species of rare plants and animals along with their native coastal habitats. Habitat preservation and conservation are primary missions for the Fort Ord Public Lands but there are also more than 86 miles of trails for the public to explore on foot, bike or horseback.

From the blog

  • 05.5.14

    Fort Ord and the Sea Otter Classic: National Conservation Lands Are Good For Business

    In what kind of utopian fantasy-world do business, conservation, mountain bike and equestrian interests not only coexist but prosper? How about at Fort Ord, the former Army base-turned-National-Monument on California’s central coast? On April 20, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to designate Fort Ord National Monument. The proclamation stated, in … read more

  • 03.26.14

    H.R. 1459 – The “Preventing New Parks” Bill, Up For House Vote Today

    Today, a vote for the “Preventing New Parks” bill, (H.R. 1459) stands as a direct assault on our National Parks, National Monuments and public lands conservation heritage. H.R. 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act or “EPIC,” spells just that—an epic fail for protecting our … read more

  • 11.18.13

    PG&E Partners for Conservation at Fort Ord National Monument

    A beautiful fall day greeted over 175 volunteers at Fort Ord National Monument in Monterey County, California on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The event was in celebration of Make A Difference Day, National Public Lands Day and a volunteer day for faculty and staff at California State Monterey Bay. PG&E … read more