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The Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan (NECO) is a landscape-scale, multi-agency planning effort that protects and conserves natural resources while simultaneously balancing human uses of the California portion of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The planning area encompasses over five million acres and hosts 60 sensitive plant and animal species. Lands within the planning area are also popular for  hiking, hunting, rockhounding, and driving for pleasure.  Several commercial mining operations, livestock grazing, and utility transmission lines exist in the area as well.  NECO amends the 1980 California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) plan.