Needles Field Office

Needles Field Office

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Watch the PBS broadcast of Sands of War this Veterans Day or pick up a DVD at participating locations.

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.

Take an online Tour

Can't make it to the California Desert? Take an online tour of the spectacular California Desert.


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.

Cover of My Public Lands, Destination 2015. Download your free e-book here.


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

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Fire Restrictions

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Desert Tortoise Facts

Projects under NEPA Review

Mining Claims

Land Use Planning



Decision Record of Plan Amendment for Sale of the Federal Reversionary Interest in 50 acres of Land in San Bernaerdino County, California

Route 66 Corridor Management Plan 
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

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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
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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.