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Legislatively and Legally Protected Areas

Legislatively and legally protected areas (LLPAs) are BLM-administered lands within the DRECP planning area where renewable energy development would be prohibited. LLPAs include:

  • State and federal Wilderness Areas
  • National Parks
  • National Preserves
  • National Wildlife Refuges
  • California State Parks
  • CDFW Conservation Areas (Ecological Reserves and Wildlife Areas)
  • CDFW mitigation and conservation easement areas
  • privately held conservation areas including mitigation banks and land trust lands
  • Wilderness Study Areas
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers
  • National Scenic and Historic Trails