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California Planning and NEPA

To ensure the best balance of uses and resource protections for California's public lands, the BLM undertakes extensive land use planning through a collaborative approach with local, state, and tribal entities, the public, and stakeholder groups.  From hiking in the Redding Field Office to renewable energy projects in the California Desert Conservation Area, land use plans provide the framework to guide decisions for actions and approved uses on BLM-managed lands in California.

View our plans and NEPA documents in development, those that are in effect, and frequently requested NEPA documents in the accordion below.  Find all BLM California NEPA and planning documents in our e-planning system.

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

Plans in Effect

Bureau of Land Management uses the following plans to guide management of public lands across California and northwestern Nevada.

State-wide Plans

California Coastal National Monument Resource Management Plan

Northern California District Plans

Alturas Resource Management Plan
Arcata Resource Management Plan
Headwaters Forest Reserve Resource Management Plan
King Range National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan
Eagle Lake Resource Management Plan
Redding Resource Management Plan
Surprise Resource Management Plan

Central California District Plans

Bakersfield Resource Management Plan
Bishop Resource Area Management Plan
Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan
Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California Resource Management Plan
Clear Creek Management Area Resource Management Plan
Sierra Resource Management Plan
Ukiah Resource Management Plan

Southern California District Plans

California Desert Conservation Area Plan
Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
West Mojave Plan
Northern & Eastern Mojave Desert Management Plan
Eastern San Diego Resource Management Plan
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan
Western Colorado Desert Routes of Travel Designations
Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan
California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment for the Coachella Valley
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Management Plan
South Coast Resource Management Plan

Frequently Requested NEPA Documents

The California Desert region holds some of the highest concentrations of renewable energy potential in the United States. The following NEPA documents in California are frequently requested and available in e-planning.

Renewable Energy NEPA Documents

Desert Quartzite Solar, 2016
Palen Solar Electric Generating System, 2009
Haiwee Geothermal Leasing Area Environmental Impact Statement and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, 2009
West of Devers Transmission Upgrade, 2014
Blythe Solar Power Project, 2013
Desert Harvest Solar Farm, 2011
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project, 2010
Genesis Solar Power Project, 2009
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, 2007
McCoy Solar Energy Project, 2011
Soda Mountain Solar, 2012
Stateline Solar Farm Project, 2011
Abengoa Mojave Solar Power Plant, 2011
Blythe Mesa Solar Power Project, 2015
Campo Verde Solar Gen-tie Project, 2012
Centinela Solar Energy, 2011
Imperial Solar Energy Center (CSolar) South Gen-tie, 2010
Imperial Solar Energy Center (CSolar) West, 2010
RE Cinco Gen-Tie Project, 2014
Alta East Wind Project, 2011
Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility, 2010
Tule Wind Energy Project, 2009
Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Energy Project, 2011
Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission, 2005
Barren Ridge Transmission Project, 2008
Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission, 2009
SDG&E East County (ECO) Substation Project, 2009
Eagle Crest Energy Gen-Tie Project, 2016