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Key State Agencies active in the Kern River Valley
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  Link   State of California Web Portal
Easy access to all of the websites of the State of California.
  Link   California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names
The purpose of California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names is to provide recommendations to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names regarding California names for official use in federal publications.
  Link   California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6
  Link   California Department of Fish & Game
  Link   California Division of Safety of Dams
Reviews plans & specifications for the construction of new dams or for the enlargement, alteration, repair, or removal of existing dams.
  Link   CHP Traffic Incident Information Page
California Highway Patrol Bakersfield Communications Center - Click on the incident for additional detailed information.
  Link   California Integrated Waste Management Board
In partnership with government, industry & the public to manage waste by reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of materials to highest & best use, regulating handling, processing & disposal of solid waste, & protecting public hea
  Link   California Main Street Program
Unites local economic re-development & historic preservation efforts to build & enhance diverse downtown areas. By providing training & technical assistance to help revitalize historic commercial cores of towns & cities across the state.
  Link   California Native American Heritage Commission
Provides protection to Native American burials from vandalism & destruction; provides a procedure for the notification of most likely descendants regarding the discovery of Native American human remains & associated grave goods.
  Link   California Public Utilities Commission
Regulates privately owned telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit & passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises.
  Link   California's Scenic Highway Program
A County must propose adding routes with outstanding scenic elements to the list of eligible state highways & adopt ordinances to preserve the scenic quality of the corridor. Only a 48˝ mile section of SR 14 has been so designated in Kern County.
  Link   California State Employee Lookup
Phone numbers & Email Addresses of State employees
  Link   California State Parks: Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
Created in 1971 to better manage growing demands for off-highway recreation, while fostering respect for private property rights, protecting California's natural & cultural resources, including wildlife habitat protection & law enforcement.
  Link   The Center for Forestry
Brings together researchers to create & disseminate knowledge concerning ecosystem processes, human interactions and value systems & restoration & operational forestry management practice. Part of the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources.
  Link   Contractors State License Board – Check a license number
Enter the contractor license number to check the status of their license.
  Link   Cooperative Extension Forestry
Provides solutions to natural resource related problems by research, meetings, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, field days, video programs, newsletters, software & manuals. Part of the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
  Link   Initiative Measures - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General
Initiatives Program of the CA Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, providing access to the full text of proposed initiative measures as they are received for preparation of a circulating title & summary
  Link   State Telephone & E-mail Directory
Search a California State worker’s name will give you: Agency, City, Phone & e-mail address.
  Link   Kern County Profile Unemployment Rate & Labor Force
From the California Employment Development Department
  Link   State Water Resources Control Board
The joint authority of water allocation & water quality protection provides protection of California's waters, ensuring the highest quality for waters of the State, while allocating waters to achieve the optimum balance of beneficial uses.
An informative website been set up to help California deal with the West Nile Virus crisis by the California Dept. of Public Health, UC Davis Center for Vectorborne Diseases, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture & Mosquito & Vector Control Assoc
  Link   Wildlife Conservation Board
The Wildlife Conservation Board was created by legislation in 1947 to administer a capital outlay program for wildlife conservation and related public recreation.
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