BLM National Conservation Lands


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.


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President Obama signs proclamation declaring the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California.

Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service in the new National Monument are some of the most scenic and biologically diverse landscapes in northern California. They range from rolling, oak-studded hillsides to steep creek canyons and ridgelines with expansive views.

Surrounding the farms, ranches and orchards in a region stretching from Napa County to the mountains of the Mendocino National Forest north of Clear Lake, these lands provide valuable wildlife habitat, lands critical for scientific study and recreational opportunities for residents of the region and beyond.

California popplies are abundant in a flat area surrounded by mountains.

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument provides valuable wildlife habitat, lands for scientific study, and recreational opportunities.


California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument Carrizo Plain National Monument Carrizo Plain National Monument Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument King Range National Conservation Area King Range National Conservation Area Headwaters Forest Reserve Headwaters Forest Reserve Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area Amaragosa River Amaragosa River North Fork American River North Fork American River Cottonwood Creek Cottonwood Creek Eel River Eel River Klamath River Merced River Merced River Trinity River Trinity River Tuolumne River Tuolumne River California Trail California Trail Juan Bautista de Anza trail Juan Bautista de Anza Trail Old Spanish Trail Old Spanish Trail Pacific Crest Trail Pacific Crest Trail Klamath River BLM Wilderness Fort Ord National Monument Fort Ord National Monument Clickable locator map

Conservation System Units

National Monuments  

National Conservation Area

Forest Reserve

Outstanding Natural Area

Wild and Scenic Rivers

National Historic and Scenic Trails

Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas 

 

National Conservation Lands