California Desert Distirct

Land Use Planning 

Peninsular bighorn sheep in the Jacumba Mountains. Photo credits: CBP\Kevin Gellar

Banner Canyon. Photo credits: BLM\Erin Dreyfuss

Imperial Sand Dunes. Photo credits: Imperial Valley Press (used with permission)

Desert Globemallow. Photo credits: BLM\Erin Dreyfuss

Wind Caves, Coyote Mountains Wilderness. Photo credits: BLM\Valerie Kastoll

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is the cornerstone of our Nation's environmental laws and was enacted to ensure that information on the environmental impacts of any Federal, or federally funded, action is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. This Act also established the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Executive Office of the President to formulate and recommend national policies which ensure that the programs of the Federal government promote improvement of the quality of the environment. The NEPA review process is intended to help public officials make decisions that are based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. 

California Desert Conservation Area

 Original 1980 California Desert Plan pdf (including maps)
 1999 reprint California Desert Plan pdf (including amendments of the last 19 years)
 South Coast Resource Management Plan Revision
 Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan

Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan (NECO)


Northern and Eastern Mojave Planning Effort (NEMO)

 West Mojave Habitat Conservation Plan 
 West Mojave Plan Amendment Activity




Bureau of Land Management
California Desert District
22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: (951) 697-5200
Fax: (951) 697-5299
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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