Desert Quartzite Solar Project

Desert Quartzite Solar Project Moving Forward

March 5, 2015 - In the Federal Register this morning: the Bureau of Land Management has opened up the official review for the Desert Quartzite Solar Project, a First Solar photovoltaic thin-film facility. This will be located near Blythe, California and will be about 2,500 acres. It will be just south of the community of Mesa Verde. The residents of Mesa Verde are now complaining about all of the dust that is being kicked up from the Blythe Solar Farm being bulldozed right now. The project could threaten desert tortoises, Mojave fringe-toed lizards, and Yuma clapper rails.

Public scoping comments will be accepted until April 6th. They can be mailed to The comment deadline is April , 2015. Here is the link to the Federal Register Notice:…/FR-2015-03-06/html/2015-05290.htm