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California: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is focused on 10.8 million acres of public lands in the desert regions of seven California counties – Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. It is a landscape-level plan that streamlines renewable energy development while conserving unique and valuable desert ecosystems and providing outdoor recreation opportunities.

The DRECP is a collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, also known as the Renewable Energy Action Team.

The BLM signed the Record of Decision approving its Land Use Plan Amendment on September 14, 2016, completing Phase I of the DRECP. The BLM Plan Amendment covers the 10 million acres of BLM-managed lands in the DRECP plan area and supports the overall renewable energy and conservation goals of the DRECP.

1. Planning Assessment Phase

Completed

Visit the project's BLM NEPA Register page for more information.

2. Notice of Intent

Completed

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3. Scoping Phase

Completed

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4. Preliminary Alternatives

Completed

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5. Draft RMP Notice of Availability

Completed

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6. Proposed RMP Notice of Availability

Completed

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7. Record of Decision: Notice of Availability

Completed

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