Records related to the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee and the California Condor project. Includes correspondence
of committee members Robert Pavlik and Bob Binnewies. Also includes clippings related to the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival,
poets, and local historians.
Robert C. Pavlik was an Environmental Planner with the California Department of Transportation. A native of Cleveland, Ohio,
he was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and grew up hiking and traveling in remote places throughout California. In 1979
he graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Liberal Studies and Anthropology. He holds a teaching
credential from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in Public Historical Studies at University of California, Santa
He has worked as a State Park Ranger at Big Sur, an Environmental Education Instructor at Yosemite National Park, and as an
historian for the National Park Service in Yosemite. He worked for over six years as State Historian at Hearst San Simeon
State Historical Monument. Robert has published in magazines, journals, and newspapers, including California History, The
Californians, Yosemite, The Public Historian, Material Culture, California History Action, Washington Free Press, and Oral
History Review. His poetry has appeared in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Perspectives, Hopedance, Washington Free Press, and
the Web site, "Poets Against the War." In 2012 he received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, a statewide award
for excellence in historic preservation.
Nominated members of the Carrizo Plains National Monument Advisory Committee were appointed by Secretary of the Interior Dirk
Kempthorne in 2006. The role of the committee was to advise the Secretary and the Bureau of Land Management on resource management
issues at the monument. Robert C. Pavlik was appointed to a three-year term on the volunteer committee in 2006. His appointment
was supported by local rancher Neil Havlik, retired Yosemite National Park Superintendent Bob Binnewies, and Heritage Shared,
Inc. a nonprofit organization located in San Luis Obispo.
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