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California Desert District Office

Unique within the BLM, the California Desert District was created to protect the natural, historic, recreational and economic riches of the diverse and scenic California Desert. Designated as the California Desert Conservation Area by the U.S. Congress, the California Desert District is responsible for protecting and preserving nearly 11 million of its 25 million acres.


Shelly Lynch

District Manager

Greg Miller

Associate District Manager


Barstow Field Office

2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: 760-252-6000
Fax: 760-252-6098

El Centro Field Office

1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: 760-337-4400
Fax: 760-337-4490

Needles Field Office

1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: 760-326-7000
Fax: 760-326-7099

Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office

1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-833-7100
Fax: 760-833-7199

Ridgecrest Field Office

300 S. Richmond Rd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: 760-384-5400
Fax: 760-384-5499


Mailing Address:
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-833-7100
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F virtual only - via email or phone.

TTY/Relay System

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.


For a complete list, including an interactive map, please visit the BLM California Fire Restrictions.

Bradshaw Trail Temporary Closure