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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan


DRECP

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.

The plan has two broad sets of goals:

  • Renewable Energy and Transmission: The plan identifies specific development focus areas with high-quality renewable energy potential and access to transmission in areas where impacts can be managed and mitigated.
  • Desert Conservation: Address species, ecosystem and climate adaptation requirements for 37 species and 31 natural communities covered by the plan as well as protection of recreation, cultural, and scenic values, and other desert resources.

The DRECP is a collaborative effort between the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


50 Years of Wilderness

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Owens Peak is the high point in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, rising more than 8,400 feet.  (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)

America celebrates “50 Years of Wilderness” as it commemorates the golden anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Learn more about "Wilderness" in California:

"Wilderness" is large areas of public lands that are primitive, natural, and roadless.


America celebrates 
"50 Years of Wilderness"

Wilderness 50  years, 1964-2014, Yours to enjoy, to protect.


Events

Explore Wilderness Areas

Junior Ranger Activities & Adventures
(ages 8 - 18)

Purchase a California Wall Map


Join us September 27, 2014 for
National Public Lands Day, a national environmental education foundation program.


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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.