Renewable Energy Policy Enters Final Act
(My Desert, 02/01/14)
The goal of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), shaped by the state of California, the Department of Interior and dozens of important landowners and stakeholders, is to strike balance between protecting species and spaces, while appropriately furthering renewable energy, including solar, wind and geothermal development.
RELATED: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP Website), a major component of California' renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.
Obama Poised to Protect Public Lands in New Mexico, California
(The Washington Post, 02/02/14)
The Obama administration is preparing to designate areas in New Mexico and California off-limits to development under its executive authority, according to individuals familiar with the matter, a move that signals a bolder public-lands policy in the president's second term.
Travel: Point Arena is a Gem along the Mendocino County Coast
(Sacramento Bee, 02/05/14)
Over the decades, the citizenry has saved and rehabilitated the lighthouse. But the most sustained civic effort, aided by governmental programs and nonprofits, has been the preservation of the Stornetta Public Lands. http://ow.ly/tjCG6
RELATED: Stornetta Public Lands
The 1,132 acre Stornetta Public Lands are located along the Mendocino County coastline just north of the town of Point Arena.
A Gift for the 50 Anniversary of the Wilderness Act- Lands Added to the Kingston Ranger Wilderness in California Mojave Desert
The BLM has acquired the 140-acre Lee parcel within the Kingston Range Wilderness in California, adding an important public ownership addition to its rugged desert mountains, diverse wildlife, and rare plants.
RELATED: Kingston Range Wilderness
The Kingston Range Wilderness is approximately 15 miles northeast of Baker, California. Except for its northernmost tip (Inyo County), this wilderness is in northern San Bernardino County, California. It is located 8 miles north of I-15 and 9 miles east of Highway 127.
Years Later, BLM Still Studying Land Swap with Tribe
(My Desert, 02/04/14)
Two years after the federal BLM sought public input on a proposed land trade with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the agency is still putting together its study looking at the impacts of such a deal.
RELATED: Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
The National Monument's boundary encompasses about 272,000 acres, including 65,000 acres within the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest, and 89,500 acres within the BLM's California Desert Conservation Area.