About the Piedras Blancas Outstanding Natural Area
Stewarded by Piedras Blancas Light Station Association
Piedras Blancas Light Station is located on a rugged windswept point of land six miles north of Hearst Castle, along California’s scenic Highway 1. First illuminated as an aid to navigation in 1875, the lighthouse still casts a beam of light to guide mariners along the rocky California coast. Today the lighthouse beckons the visitor, offering a glimpse into history and a respite from the modern world. On October 12, 2001, Piedras Blancas Light Station was officially transferred from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Bureau of Land Management. A formal transition ceremony was held on May 25, 2002, and, that very night, a new marine rotating beacon was first illuminated.
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News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations
Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist. His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic. … read more