Google Translate Disclaimer
This link to the Google Translate web application is provided for the convenience of our website visitors and is for informational purposes only.
The California Energy Commission does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any translation produced by the Google Translate automated web application and is not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the use of the Google Translate.
The California Energy Commission does not endorse the use of Google Translate; other translation services may be available to translate the information on our site. Please refer to the Energy Commission's website Conditions of Use.
For more information about Google Translate, please visit:
Please consult a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.
Select a language below:
What is the DRECP?
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a major component of California's renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.
The DRECP is focused on the desert regions and adjacent lands of seven California counties - Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. It is being prepared through an unprecedented 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 DRECP will result in an efficient and effective biological mitigation and conservation program providing renewable project developers with permit timing and cost certainty under the federal and California Endangered Species Acts while at the same time preserving, restoring and enhancing natural communities and related ecosystems. Approximately 22.5 million acres of federal and non-federal California desert land are in the DRECP Plan Area.
FAQs about the DRECP can be found here.
- Draft Implementing Agreement and Draft Implementation Memorandum of Understanding
- Errata to the Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS
(26 pgs, 2.2 mb PDF file) Posted 12/10/2014
- Notice of Two Informational Webinars - December 15 and 17
- News Release - Comment period extended through February 23, 2015
- Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for DRECP
Comment period is September 26, 2014 through February 23, 2015.