About the Fort Ord National Monument

Stewarded by FORT Friends

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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.

You can explore the Monument further on the Bureau of Lands Management website, or the FORT Friends website.

From the blog

  • 06.30.17

    The Women Behind Monuments – Part 3 In A Series: Henrietta Stern

    Name: Henrietta Stern City, State: Pacific Grove, CA  (Monterey County) Position: Volunteer President of the Board of Directors of Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends What monument were you involved with? Fort Ord National Monument Why did you get involved? I love the Fort Ord trails and originally got involved … read more

  • 04.20.15

    Happy 3rd Anniversary, Fort Ord National Monument!

    Fort Ord National Monument turned 3 today. Since April 20, 2012, when President Obama designated this former Army base near Monterey, Calif. as a national monument, it has proven that protected public lands can boost business, achieve conservation goals, honor our military history and even, (take a deep breath), bring mountain bikers … read more

  • 10.15.14

    Thank You Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Supporting Fort Ord

    Thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E), there will be a special event celebrating National Public Lands Day and Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 25 at Fort Ord National Monument, near Monterey, CA. Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently provided a grant to the Conservation Lands … read more

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