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Renewable Energy, Conservation Plan for 10 Million Acres of California Desert

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Bureau of Land Management and other federal, state and local partners to announce approval of Phase I of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering 10.8 million acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the California desert.

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CDD Final Supplementary Rules

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Johnson Valley Shared Use Area

Temporary Afton Canyon Campground Closure

Route 66 Corridor Management Plan

Old Spanish Trail Segment Found

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Renewable Energy Projects

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Approved Renewable Energy Projects

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Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component

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Bureau of Land Management
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: (760) 252-6000
Fax: (760) 252-6098
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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