The documents found on this page are materials that are relevant to the preparation of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Documents here are posted as Acrobat PDF files in chronological order with the newest at the top of each section. You will need the latest version of Acrobat Reader to open, view, and print these files.
Note: Materials for meetings (agendas, presentations, public comments, etc.) are on the Meetings Page under the date of the meeting.
2013 California Vegetation Map in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan - Final Report. November 7, 2013. (456 pages, 29.5 mb)
- To view the vegetation GIS layers for the "2013 California Vegetation Map in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan", please point your browser to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS), http://imaps.dfg.ca.gov/viewers/biospublic/app.asp?zoomtoBookmark=3736 and select the "Mojave Desert Vegetation for DRECP Final [ds735]" to see the dataset that corresponds to the report. Other vegetation data for the DRECP Plan Area can also be viewed from the BIOS website.
Revised Draft Proposed Covered Species List. June 17, 2013.
Draft Biological Goals and Objectives for Three Drivers. May 20, 2013
Joint Comments on Second Subset of Driver Species Draft Biological Goals and Objectives, July 2, 2013. Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, and The Nature Conservancy.
Draft Biological Goals and Objectives for Four Drivers. April 10, 2013
Joint Comments on Draft Biological Goals and Objectives, May 13, 2013. Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, Audubon California
Streamlining and Development Focus Areas, March 28, 2013
Draft Proposed Covered Species List, March 25, 2013
Bureau of Land Management Land Use
Bureau of Land Management's West Chocolate Mountains Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment
Department of Defense
Solar Energy Development on DoD Installations in the Mojave & Colorado Deserts (Executive Summary)
Studies by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California
Implications of Wide-Area Geographic Diversity for Short- Term Variability of Solar Power
Webinar on the Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation with Increasing Penetration Levels: A Pilot Study of California, March 21, 2012