Needles Field Office

Needles Field Office


Discover the Desert

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.


DRECP

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering more than 22 million acres in the California desert.

The plan has two broad sets of goals:

  • Renewable Energy and Transmission: The plan identifies specific development focus areas with high-quality renewable energy potential and access to transmission in areas where impacts can be managed and mitigated.
  • Desert Conservation: Address species, ecosystem and climate adaptation requirements for 37 species and 31 natural communities covered by the plan as well as protection of recreation, cultural, and scenic values, and other desert resources.

The DRECP is a collaborative effort between the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


America celebrates 
"50 Years of Wilderness"

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


Events

Explore Wilderness Areas

Junior Ranger Activities & Adventures
(ages 8 - 18)

Purchase a California Wall Map


Quick Links

Campfire Permits

Desert Tortoise Facts
 
Recreation
Recreation.gov

Projects under NEPA Review

Mining Claims

Land Use Planning

BLM  enhanced digital library


News  

Release of Proposed Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment for Sale of the Federal Reversionary Interest 

Route 66 Corridor Management Plan

New California Law requires the use of helmets
and adult supervision while operating Side by Side
UTV's Updated


General Land Office  Bicentennial

Pending Renewable Energy Projects

Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS


This Land is your land: Help Keep it clean & report resource crimes! Toll free (888) 233-6518


Link to Needles area brochures

Needles Area Brochures


 Fire moving through desert habitat.  BLM Photo

Each year fires ravage the west.  Please check area fire restrictions to insure you are in compliance with current regulations and do your part to prevent wildland fires

Current Fire Restrictions

Ongoing Fire Restrictions throughout The Desert District


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Bureau of Land Management
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: (760) 326-7000
Fax: (760) 326-7099
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
Contact us by Email


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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.