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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Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse & Burro Corrals 


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Established in 1982, through cooperation with the Naval Weapons Station and Death Valley National Park, this facility is designed to support wild horse and burro management activities throughout the three state region of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.

There are twenty-two wild horse and burro herd management areas located throughout Southern California. Professional Wranglers based from this facility perform roundups throughout the year in order to keep these herd management areas in thriving ecological balance with their habitat. At this facility, captured animals are prepared for adoption which includes vaccinations, worming and blood tests and branding. During this 30 - 45 day period, the animals are fed daily, acclimating the animals to domestically grown hay. On an average year, the corrals will prepare more than 1,000 animals.Wild Horse

The corral facility sits on 57 acres of Navy withdrawn and BLM lands just four (4) miles east of Ridgecrest CA., on the Randsburg-Wash Road off California Highway 178. The facility business hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:00pm and closed all federal holidays.

The facility is available for individual and group tours and has a nice little dirt perimeter road allowing the motorist a quality view of the animals. For further information about the Wild Horse and Burro program contact CJ Wallace, Program Administrator, at 760-384-5765.

Adoptions are by appointment only by calling (760) 384-5765 or 1-800-951-8720.


Chocolate-Mule Burro Roundup

BLM gathered 12 burros from agricultural fields near Palo Verde.  The roundup was to collect burros that have wandered out of the Chocolate-Mule Mountains Herd Area onto nearby farm fields. Helicopter operations are now complete. Wild Burro

Burros removed from the range will be available for adoption. Dates and details will be announced.

Complete roundup statistics


 Chemehuevi Nuisance Burro Removal & Piute Burro Roundup

Burros removed from the range will be available for adoption. Dates and details will be announced.

Chemehuevi Indian Reservation Burro Gather

Piute Mountains Burro Gather


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