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.
It is the mission of the BLM Needles Field Office to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The public lands contribute in many different ways to the wealth of the nation and to the quality of life of every American citizen. For example, we provide recreation opportunities; we provide access to resources; and we protect some of the Mojave's most significant cultural, historic, and natural places. And, we serve communities through science, wildland firefighting, and law enforcement.