Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office

Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office

President Obama designates new National Monuments in California

On February 12, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the 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 Bob Wick/BLM
Sand to Snow National Monument (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)


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.

Discover the Coast

Discover the Desert

Our Strength
is in Our People!
- Be a Volunteer -

Group of volunteers remove invasive ice plant at Piedras Blancas Lightstation.

Become a BLM Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

 Important Links   

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto
 Mountains National Monument


Visitor Center:
51-500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 862-9984

Electronic Monument Brochure

Proposed Land Exchange
between Agua Caliente and BLM


Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Visitor Center:
11055 East Drive
Morongo Valley, CA 92256
(760) 363-7190

Fire Management

fire truck with fire in the background

Fire Program Information

Current Fire Restrictions

California Campfire Permit

Please be safe as you conduct your
recreational activities,
including camping and recreational shooting. 


Help Protect your public lands!  Report resource crimes toll free (888) 233-6518.

Renewable Energy Projects

Palm Springs Solar Information 

Solar Projects

Blythe Mesa Solar Power
Desert Quartzite Solar Project
Palen Solar Electric Generating System
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 Pump Storage

Eagle Mountain Land Exchange supplemental environmental impact statement


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
Contact us by Email
Location of Field Office

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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.