Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office

Solar energy graphic Riverside East Solar Energy Zone Monitoring and Adaptive Management Pilot Project 


May 2014 Webinar

The BLM hosted an online webinar on May 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The BLM presented its refined management questions and monitoring objectives based on input from the December 2013 public workshop, a prioritized list of monitoring objectives, indicators for achieving monitoring objectives, and a monitoring plan outline. Documents and a presentation from the webinar are posted below.

December 2013 Public Workshop

The BLM hosted a public workshop for the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone Solar Long-Term Monitoring and Adaptive Management Pilot Project on December 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Renaissance Palm Springs, 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262. Documents from the workshop are posted below.

Workshop Handouts

Workshop Presentations


With the approval of the Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement in October 2012, the BLM committed to developing a robust, long-term, scientifically sound monitoring and adaptive management strategy for its Solar Energy Program. Broadly and consistently collected ecological data and other nonbiological (e.g., visual, noise, cultural, and socioeconomic) information will generate essential information needed for sound decision making during the permitting, operation, and restoration phases of solar projects.

The BLM’s Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy for condition and trend monitoring of BLM-managed resources and lands will serve as the basis for a long-term solar monitoring and adaptive management strategy (Solar LTMS).
 
The BLM is piloting the Solar LTMS in a limited fashion initially by implementing the plan in the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone (SEZ). The pilot will produce a LTMS for Riverside East, as well as a suggested process to be followed in other SEZs. Results of the pilot will aid the BLM in refining the LTMS framework and will allow for replication of a sound process across the remainder of the SEZs and other program lands.


For more information, please contact:

Mike Sintetos
Program Manager
msintetos@blm.gov
916-978-4639

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Links of Interest

BLM Solar Energy Program

Riverside East Solar Energy Zone

BLM California Renewable Energy

BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy

Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy Website