BLM finalizes environmental review for new Cahuilla Ranger Station


Bureau of Land Management

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El Centro Field Office

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Michelle Van Der Linden
Two buggies race up a dune. Photo by Jim Pickering, BLM.

EL CENTRO, Calif. -  Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), El Centro Field Office approved a new Cahuilla Ranger Station by issuing the decision record and finding of no significant impact for construction of a new station.

“This is an exciting day for both the BLM and the public we serve,” said El Centro Field Manager Ryan Chatterton.  “This much needed new ranger station will replace the aging facility which has supported the OHV community and so many others well beyond it’s anticipated lifetime.”

The decision record approves the tear down and removal of all existing structures located at 4500 Gecko Road in Imperial County and the construction of a 12,500 square-foot facility which will include a new building with related parking and storage to better serve the needs of visitors and staff. The new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant facility will include a visitor services reception area, public restrooms, first aid area, designated space for law enforcement, a maintenance workshop, and an administration staff area. The new and larger parking lot will accommodate both BLM and visitor vehicles as well as RVs. 

For more information on the project or to view the environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact, or decision record visit:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.