From mountain heights to rugged ocean coastlines, within deep river canyons and across vast deserts, and featuring remote and wild as well as surprisingly accessible areas, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System (National Conservation Lands) recognizes and protects some of the West’s most spectacular natural areas.
These areas are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play. They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.
As part of the 15th anniversary celebration of BLM's National Conservation Lands, the agency has developed online recreational guides that make it easy for you to connect to these lands. These areas are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work, and play.
The new maps, available for 7 National Conservation Lands units in California, provide interactive navigability for BLM recreation sites and trails, along with photos and site-specific information. Start your experience today!
Over half of the nation's National Conservation Lands are in California.