Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS

The Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS documents may be downloaded in .zip files, or as individual PDF files from the sections below.

Please note that some of these files are extremely large and may require longer download times.

The Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS is also available on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management websites.


Draft Implementing Agreement and Draft Implementation Memorandum of Understanding

The draft Implementing Agreement for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and the draft Memorandum of Understanding by and between the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Energy Commission, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Regarding Collaboration and Partnership in Implementing the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan are now available.

Comments on the draft Implementing Agreement and Implementation MOU were due by February 23, 2015.

Draft Implementing Agreement for the Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
(37 pgs, 209 kb, PDF file) Posted December 23, 2014

Implementation MOU by and between the BLM, USFWS, CDFW, and Energy Commission
(6 pgs, 55 kb, PDF file) Posted December 23, 2014

Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS - Zip Files

Errata to the Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS
(26 pgs, 2.2 mb PDF file) Posted December 10, 2014

Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Glossary (25.6 mb zip file)

Volume I: Background and Planning Process (12.6 mb zip file)

Volume II: Description of Alternatives ( 52.9 mb zip file zip file)

Volume III: Environmental Setting/Affected Environment (86.2 mb zip file zip file)

Volume IV: Environmental Consequences/Effects Analysis (90.9 mb zip file)

Volume V: Consultation, Coordination, and Public Participation (1.8 mb zip file)

Volume VI: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (1.5 mb zip file)

Appendices - Zip Files

Appendix A-K (108 mb)

Appendix L Bureau of Land Management Worksheets

Appendix M-Q (98.8 mb zip file)

Appendix_R-X (105 mb zip file)

GIS Layers - Zip Files

GIS Files (Zip files)



Single Files - PDF Format

Errata to the Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS
(26 pgs, 2.2 mb PDF file) Posted December 10, 2014

Executive Summary - PDF Format

Volume I: Background and Planning Process - PDF Format

Volume II: Description of Alternatives - PDF Format

Volume III: Environmental Setting/Affected Environment - PDF Format

Volume IV: Environmental Consequences/Effects Analysis - PDF Format

0a Title Vol-IV - 474.7 kb

0b Table of Contents Vol-IV - 628.7 kb

0c Vol-IV Acronym List - 298.3 kb

IV.01 Introduction to Impact Assessment - 1.1 mb

IV.02 Air Quality - 1.1 mb

IV.03 Meteorology and Climate Change - 955 kb

IV.04 Geology and Soils - 1.2 mb

IV.05 Flood Hazard, Hydrology, and Drainage - 8.5 mb

IV.06 Groundwater, Water Supply, and Water Quality - 7 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 01 Intro-No Action Alternative - 3 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 02 Preferred Alternative - 2.7 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 03 Alternative 1 - 2.6 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 04 Alternative 2 - 2.7 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 05 Alternative 3 - 2.7 mb

IV.07 Biological Resources 06 Alternative 4 - 2.7 mb

IV.08_Cultural_Resources - 4 mb

IV.09 Native American Interests - 5.4 mb

IV.10 Paleontological Resources - 1.3 mb

IV.11 Land Use and Policies - 1.1 mb

IV.12 Agricultural Land and Production - 4.9 mb

IV.13 BLM Lands and Realty - 1.2 mb

IV.14 BLM Land Designations - 1.3 mb

IV.15 Mineral Resources - 1.7 mb

IV.16 Livestock Grazing - 3.9 mb

IV.17 Wild Horses and Burros - 3.7 mb

IV.18 Outdoor Recreation - 4 mb

IV.19 Transportation and Public Access - 1.1 mb

IV.20 Visual Resources.pdf - 5.3 mb

IV.21 Noise and Vibration - 1 mb

IV.22 Public Safety and Services - 1019 kb

IV.23 Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice - 1.2 mb

IV.24 DOD Lands and Operations - 5.5 mb

IV.25 Cumulative Impacts Analysis - 1.6 mb

IV.26 Other CEQA and NEPA Considerations - 770.5 kb

IV.27 Comparison of Alternatives - 980 kb

IV.28 Literature Cited Vol-IV - 641.5 kb

Volume V: Consultation, Coordination, and Public Participation - PDF Format

Volume VI: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan - PDF Format


Appendices - PDF Format

A. Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Stakeholders and Memoranda of Understanding Timeline

  1. Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Stakeholders
  2. Timeline of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Agreements Related to the DRECP

B. Selection of DRECP Proposed Covered Species: Process and Methods - 1.5 mb
Draft DRECP Covered Species Summary - Excel file, 197 kb

C. Biological Goals and Objectives - 9.1 mb

D. Reserve Design Development Process and Methods - 10.4 mb

E. Summary of Responses to Independent Science Reviews - 852 kb

F. Megawatt Distribution

  1. Methods for Megawatt Distribution
  2. Megawatt Hours and Solar Technology Distribution
  3. DRECP Acreage Calculator

G. Supplemental Alternatives Maps

H. Conservation and Management Actions Documentation - 7.3 mb

I. Cost and Funding - 1.6 mb

J. Department of Defense Materials

  1. California Compatible Initiative
  2. DOD Conflict Maps

K. Transmission Technical Group Report - 3.9 mb

L. Bureau of Land Management Worksheets

M. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service General Conservation Plan - 9 mb

N. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Natural Community

  1. Natural Community Conservation Plan
  2. Proportionality Estimates

O. Existing Renewable Energy Projects Within DRECP Plan Area (918 kb)

P. Climate Change - 5.8 mb

Q. Baseline Biology Report

R. Data Supporting Volumes III and IV

S. Approach to Assigning Plan-Wide Conservation Assumptions in the Reserve - 524 kb

T. Scoping Report: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement - 10 mb

U. List of Preparers - 852 kb

V. Government-to-Government and Cultural Resource Consultations - 786 kb

W. Solar PEIS Design Features - 1.4 mb

X. Proposed National Monument and Catellus Agreement Lands Supplemental Information - 5 mb