The barren hills in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area create an interesting pattern across this desert landscape.
Desert cactus in bloom Dos Palmas Windmills at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains Firefighter working a prescribed burn Bighorn Sheep
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Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office

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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.

Sand to Snow National Monument

Two mountain ranges sitting side-by-side show stark contrast as one is barren and dry and the other is covered with snow.  Photo by Dan Westermeyer/BLM
Sand to Snow National Monument (Photo by Dan Westermeyer/BLM)

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Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 862-9984

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Morongo Valley, CA 92256
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Renewable Energy Projects

Palm Springs Solar Information 

Solar Projects
Blythe Mesa Solar Power
Desert Quartzite Solar Project
Palen Photovoltaic Solar Project 
Riverside East Long Term Monitoring Pilot
Transmission Projects
West of Devers
Approved Renewable Energy Projects
 Project Name
 Blythe Solar Power
             Desert Harvest - enXco
 Desert Sunlight Solar
 Genesis Solar Power
 McCoy - NextEra
     Rice Solar Energy
Project is on Private Land with BLM Transmission Component
 Devers-Palo Verde No.2 Transmission

Other Ongoing Projects

Project Name

Mission Hills Pressure Zone Infrastructure 

Agua Caliente Land Exchange  

Eagle Crest Energy Gen-Tie Project

Draft Mecca Hills-Orocopia Mountains Wilderness Management Plan

South Coast Resource Management Plan Revision


Meccacopia Special Recreation Management Area


Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Corridor Management Planning Workshops


Bureau of Land Management
Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 833-7100
Fax: (760) 833-7199
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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The Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office has  jurisdiction from the coast to the desert, and includes BLM lands within all or part of four Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego. This covers nearly 1.7 million acres of public lands, of which 1.5 million acres are within the California Desert Conservation Area, and 137,000 acres are within the South Coast Resource Area. The lands we administer include the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, the California Coastal National Monument, and a wide range of habitats and geography and diverse populations of plants, animals and people. The PSSC Field Office encompasses an area with over 20 million residents; the “Inland Empire” is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States; this area is among the highest “biodiversity” regions in the United States. In order to manage the complex biological resources and the diverse uses of the public lands within our jurisdiction, we depend on cooperative conservation efforts and partnerships with a wide variety of agencies.