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El Centro Field Office

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 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  

Top 10 Points of Interest



In the Spotlight

 SCORE Race Temporary Closure Information
 

- Closure Map

 North Algodones Dunes Night Hike and Activity, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Find out more...
 Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Set to Change Closures this Fall


America celebrates 
"50 Years of Wilderness"

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


Events

Explore California
Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Junior Ranger Activities & Adventures
(ages 8 to 18)


California Desert District

Desert Tortoise

Final Supplementary Rules

Fire Restrictions 

Print your own Campfire Permit

Renewable Energy 

 
Quick Links 
Desert Safety

Environmental Documents

Imperial Sand Dunes

Recreation Opportunities

Target Shooting

Vendor Information

Yuha Audio Tour
2014 Hiking Schedule
 
Public Notice
Grazing on Public Lands in San Diego County 
 


Renewable Energy Projects

 

Solar Projects

 SDG&E Ocotillo Sol
  

 

Planning Efforts
 West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area
  

Approved Renewable Energy Projects

Type 

 

Project Name

Solar

 

Centinela
Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component

Solar

 

Imperial Solar Energy Center (CSolar) West 
Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component

Solar

 

Imperial Solar Energy Center (CSolar) South 
Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component

Solar

 Campo Verde Solar
Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component

Wind

 

Ocotillo Express

Wind

 

Tule Wind Energy

Transmission

 

SDG&E ECO Substation Project

Transmission

 

Sunrise Powerlink Project

Geothermal

 

Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area



Other Ongoing Projects

Type

Project Name

Lead

Last Updated

EAISEC West Invasive Plant Management

Nicollee Gaddis

4/8/14

EASunrise Powerlink Invasive Plant Management

Nicollee Gaddis

1/29/14

FONSICBP West Desert Roadway

Nicollee Gaddis

11/1/13

RAMP/EIS

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

Greg Hill

6/17/13

OTHImperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Business Plan

Neil Hamada

5/31/13


Bureau of Land Management
El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro CA 92243
Phone: (760) 337-4400
Fax: (760) 337-4490
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Contact us by Email


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