Chapter 12 - Special Management Area Descriptions
Valley Management Area

Caliente National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Area

Temblor National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Area

These two National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Areas include approximately 114,000 acres of public land in the Caliente and Temblor Mountain Ranges. These National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Areas were established in 1961 to be managed by the Bureau for the development, conservation, utilization and maintenance of their natural resources, including recreation and wildlife resources. These National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Areas are withdrawn from application under the non-mineral public land laws and from disposition under the homestead, desert land entry and script selection laws. A significant portion of both of these areas is included in the Carrizo Plain Natural Area ACEC.

Objective   Public land within the Temblor NCLWMA will be managed to: a) improve and maintain shrub communities to benefit wildlife species including quail and chukar, b) stabilize steep unproductive sites to reduce erosion, and c) provide improved recreational opportunities by improving hunting access and route designations, and by segregating conflicting uses.

Public land within the Caliente NCLWMA will be managed to: a) improve and maintain a unique and diverse assemblage of vegetative communities that will benefit wildlife species (including deer, quail and chukar), hunting, hiking and nature study, and b) provide improved recreational opportunities by improving hunting opportunities and route designations, and by segregating conflicting uses.

Management Prescriptions

These lands are withdrawn from application under the non-mineral public land laws and from disposition under the homestead, desert land entry and script selection laws.

The SMA is available for livestock grazing and will continue to be authorized.

Legal Description

Caliente National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Area encompassing 58,867 acres within:

Mount Diablo Meridian

T. 32S, R. 19E and 20E

San Bernadino Meridian

T. 10N, R. 24W,25W,26Wand 27W

T. 10½N, R. 26W and 27W

T. 11N, R. 25W,26W,27Wand 28W

T. 12N, R. 27W, 28W and 29W Temblor National Cooperative Land and Wildlife Management Area encompassing 57,750 acres within:

Mount Diablo Meridian

T. 30S, R. 20E and 21E,

T. 31S, R. 21E and 22E,

T. 32S, R. 22E and 23E

San Bernadino Meridian

T. 11N, R 23W, 24W and 25W

T. 12N, R 24W and 25W

Area Map - Caliente Range NCLWMA
Area Map - Temblor Range NCLWMA

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