Woman with dogs hikes a trail. (Bob Wick, BLM)

California National Conservation Lands

From rocks and islands off the California coastline to native grasslands and from an historical army post to rugged mountain ranges, from National Scenic or Historic Trails to wilderness and wilderness study areas, BLM California manages many remarkable parts of the National Conservation Lands.

Please visit the pages for the National Conservation Lands in California: 

National Monuments

National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations

National Scenic and Historic Trails

Wild and Scenic Rivers


Find legal land descriptions, maps, and geospatial data for each wilderness area on the GIS Hub.

Wilderness Study Areas

The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for 68 Wilderness Study Areas in California and northwest Nevada totaling over 1 million acres. These areas encompass dramatic landscapes ranging from chaparral clad mountains of the Coast Range to sagebrush mesas of the Modoc Plateau.
  • Bear Canyon Rare II Contiguous
  • Bear Mountain Rare II Contiguous
  • Beauty Mountain
  • Big Butte
  • Bitterbrush
  • Black Mountain
  • Bodie
  • Bodie Mountain
  • Buffalo Hills
  • Caliente Mountain
  • Carrizo Gorge
  • Casa Diablo
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Chidago Canyon
  • Crater Mountain
  • Dry Valley Rim
  • Eden Valley
  • Excelsior
  • Fish Slough
  • Five Springs
  • Garcia Mountains
  • Hauser Mountain
  • Independence Creek
  • Lava
  • Machesna
  • Massacre Rim
  • Merced River
  • Milk Ranch/ Case Mountain
  • Moses
  • Mount Biedeman
  • Owens Peak
  • Panoche Hills North
  • Panoche Hills South
  • Pit River Canyon
  • Piute Cypress ISA
  • Poodle Mountains
  • Rockhouse
  • Rocky Creek-Cache Creek
  • Sacatar Meadows
  • San Benito Mountain
  • San Felipe Hills
  • San Ysidro Mountain
  • Sawtooth Mountains A
  • Sawtooth Mountains C
  • Scodie
  • Sheep Ridge
  • Sheldon Contiguous
  • Skedaddle
  • Slinkard
  • South Warner Contiguous
  • Southern Inyo
  • Symmes Creek
  • Table Mountain
  • Thatcher Ridge
  • Timbered Crater
  • Tule Mountain
  • Tunnison Mountain
  • Twin Peaks
  • Volcanic Tablelands
  • Wall Canyon
  • White Mountains
  • Yolla Bolly Contiguous