|The area of BrightSource Energy's proposed solar project. The right-of-way application includes lands within and immediately adjacent to the proposed Mojave Trails National Monument.|
|A red outline showing the proposed right-of-way for BrightSource Energy's Siberia solar project, next to Route 66.|
If BrightSource only develops the western portion of its right-of-way, the project may fall outside of the proposed Mounument, but the industrial development will impact an area identified by The Nature Conservany's Mojave Desert Ecoregional Assessment as "ecologically core"and critical to the long-term conservation of the desert's biodiversity. The project would still have negative impacts on the neighboring habitat inside the proposed Monument and the scenic values along Route 66.
The BLM document embedded below contains the general details of BrightSource Energy's Siberia solar right-of-way application. BrightSource is submitting the application using a limited liability company called Solar Partners V.
Siberia Solar Record