The BLM opens public comment for Morongo Highway 62 Communication Site project

A communications Tower in the Desert

PALM SRPINGS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a land use plan amendment to the California Desert Conservation Act for the proposed Morongo Hwy Communication Site. If approved, this project would improve telecommunication and broadband connections for the communities of Morongo and Yucca Valley. 

The applicant, InterConnect Towers LLC, has applied for a right-of-way to develop a communication site with an access road and ancillary facilities on approximately 2.2 acres of public lands near Morongo Valley in southeastern San Bernardino County.

The BLM is the lead federal agency for the National Environmental Policy Act review and will consider issues, planning criteria, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures in the environmental analysis. The BLM will also consider potential site-specific impacts the proposed communication site may have on visual resources.

This project supports the Biden-Harris administration’s plan to build modern, sustainable infrastructure and the Department of the Interior’s priority to modernize infrastructure development on public lands.

Publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register Notice initiates a 30-day public comment period that will close by March 21, 2022. The BLM will use all substantive public comments to prepare the analysis, which will be made available for public review via ePlanning at

For additional information, please contact BLM project manager Monica Ammann at or at  

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.

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Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office


Kate Miyamoto