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The draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is a landscape-scale blueprint that is the result of an extensive public participation process, which included collaboration among the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and other stakeholders. The public will have until January 2015 to provide additional comments on the draft plan, which includes lands in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

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In Response to public requests, the comment period on the draft DRECP has been extended until February 23, 2015. The announcement was made on Nov. 13.

An additional public information meeting has just been announced! Details are available in this news release issued on November 4, 2014.

This October 4, 2014news release includes a list of locations that will be hosting public information meetings on the draft DRECP.

The Notice of Availability of the draft EIR/EIS for the DRECP published Sept. 26, 2014, in the Federal Register.

Click here to read the Sept. 26, 2014 news release which includes a list of locations that will be hosting public information webinars to help familiarize you with the draft DRECP documents.

Click here to read the Sept. 23, 2014 news release

You can read and download the draft DRECP on our website at

Complete information about the DRECP is available online at

A helpful video that introduces the draft DRECP is now available on YouTube

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Welcome to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) works in partnership with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We serve all or portions of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties, as well as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Our programs include: Habitat Conservation Planning, Interagency Cooperation (Section 7 consultations), Listing and Recovery (critical habitat, 5-Year Reviews, Recovery Plans), Environmental Contaminants, and Conservation Partnerships.

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Telephone: 760-431-9440
Field Supervisor: G. Mendel Stewart
Deputy Field Supervisor: Scott Sobiech
Assistant Field Supervisor: Karen Goebel

The Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office (PSFWO) focuses on wildlife conservation related to renewable energy development, including development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; and Habitat Conservation Planning and Interagency cooperation in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the desert portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and Inyo counties.

Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208
Palm Springs, California 92262
Telephone: 760-322-2070
Assistant Field Supervisor: Ken Corey

Both offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, except Holidays.


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Service to Initiate Comprehensive Review of Coastal
California Gnatcatcher Status

Draft Recovery Plan for Santa Ana Sucker Released for Public Review and Comment

Orange County Transportation Authority and Fish and Wildlife Service seek public comment on a Draft EIR/EIS for the Measure M Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan. Click here for details and copies of the draft documents.

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Comment Period Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Yellow-Billed Cuckoo


Lytle Creek Conservation Bank Gives Recovery Boost to San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat and Santa Ana River Woolly Star

Burrowing Owls and Vernal Pools to benefit from Ramona Grasslands Conservation Bank

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