The Trona Pinnacles is one of the most unusual geological features in the California Desert Conservation Area. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, rising from the bed of the Searles Lake. The pinnacles vary in size and shape from short and squat to tall and thin, and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate (tufa) that formed underwater. They now sit isolated and slowly crumbling away near the south end of the valley, surrounded by many square miles of flat, dried mud and with stark mountain ranges at either side.
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Furnace Creek Road


 Furnace Creek Road Route Designation 
 

Furnace Creek Road Map

2011

 

Furnace Creek Road Alternatives

2011

Comments may be submitted by e-mail to furnacecreek@blm.gov.  Upon completion of the EA, the BLM will hold an additional 30-day public comment period before issuing a decision regarding designation of the Furnace Creek road. 

For further information contact:  Marty Dickes, ORP/Wilderness Coordinator, Ridgecrest Field Office, (760)-384-5444


  Furnace Creek Road 
 

Finding of No Significant Impact & Proposed Plan Amenment

 2007

 

Environmental Assessment

2006

 

EA Appendix D and E

2006


 Furnace Creek Closure

The Ridgecrest Field Office announces the closure of the Furance Creek Canyon, in the White Mountains located in Mono County. The closure is effective March 11, 2003.

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