The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is a Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) that balances renewable energy development with landscape conservation. It designates zones where renewable energy can be developed, and reduces hurdles to development in those areas. It also designates swaths of protected landscape known as the California Desert National Conservation Lands.
The Plan was jointly developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.