BLM also approved the adjacent Trout Canyon Substation which is intended to eventually accommodate more gigantic solar projects in the area. The BLM has placed 3 additional adjacent solar applications totaling nearly 11,000 acres on a “high priority status.” While the BLM says these would be low conflict projects, they are slightly higher in elevation and appear to have very favorable habitat for the desert tortoise. We see this problem in its beginning stage. All of these projects are being planned close to each other. Right is the 3,400 acre Rough Hat Nye proposed project