El Centro Field Office

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... 

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Greg Hill


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Neil Hamada


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
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