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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

On November 10, 2015 the Department of the Interior and the State of California announced the final environmental review of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The DRECP is an innovative landscape-scale plan that provides protection and conservation for wildlife, recreation and cultural resources in the California desert while encouraging streamlined renewable energy development in the right places.

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"...the greater sage-grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act."

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The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering more than 22 million acres in the California desert.

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Bureau of Land Management
California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
Phone: (916) 978-4400
Fax: (916) 978-4416
For the Hearing Impaired:  TDD (916) 978-4419
Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada.  BLM California also administers 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underlying privately owned land, and 592,000 acres of Native American tribal land where BLM has trust responsibility for mineral operations. The BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.