You might be surprised to know that many of your favorite movies are inspired by the majesty of the California desert. The desert's beauty is the perfect setting for film, photography, art, music and other great entertainment.
The desert offers a variety of ways to discover nature, adventure and travel. Opportunities are only limited by your imagination.
The desert shapes the way people live, from the historic travel routes of California's first people to our military to the people who call the desert home today.
Follow Discover the Desert on the BLM California's website and through @BLMCalifornia social media to learn about special desert places and so much more.
In California, BLM manages 11 million acres of unique and diverse desert landscapes rich with recreational, cultural and historical, environmental and archaeological resources.
The Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office manages approximately 1.4 million acres of public lands spread across two counties: Imperial and San Diego. Approximately 95% of the BLM ECFO managed lands lie within Imperial County. The resource area is bordered by the U.S./Mexico International border to the south and the Riverside County line to the north. More info...
Map of Land Status within El Centro Field Office resource area
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