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Afton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area

Management plan

by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Barstow Resource Area

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Published by Barstow Resource Area, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Dept. of the Interior in Barstow, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public lands,
  • Conservation of natural resources,
  • Management,
  • Landscape protection,
  • Nature conservation,
  • Natural areas

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAfton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area.
    StatementBarstow Resource Area, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management
    ContributionsJohnson, Harold E.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 66 p. :
    Number of Pages66
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26441176M

    Afton Canyon The Afton Canyon is a manganese mine located in San Bernardino county, California at an elevation of 1, feet. Premium members have access to Google dynamic maps.   Afton Canyon is a remarkable place, featuring dramatic walls surrounding miles of washes leading into the Northern Cady Mountains, a wonderland of agates, jaspers and various mineral oddities. To the North, there are two exits that will take you from the 15 down to .

    management plan for afton canyon natural area and the surrounding area i af 8/2 afton canyon natural area; a fish and wildlife showcase challenge i 2/an 1 a five-year comprehensive anadromous fish habitat enhancement plan for oregon coastal rivers i al 1b/pt.1 summary of the north central alabama land use analysis. The University of Riverside offers several extension courses. One of which is "Exploring The East Mojave: The Afton Canyon Area", which I took on the November 6th, weekend. The class is held at the Zzyzx Desert Studies Center on the shore of the Soda Lake, about 60 miles east of Barstow. The class was expertly taught by Dr. Norman Meek, a geographer, and Dr. Joan Schneider, an archaeologist.

    The photos that follow are from several different trips to Afton and the North Cady's and will give you a general idea of what can be seen and whether this is something that you might like to do. To get to this general area take Interstate 15 east out of Barstow for about 45 minutes or so. There has been a derailment in the Afton Canyon MP on the Cima Sub LASL between Basin and Dunn. I'm guessing weather related since there has been a lot of rain in the area yesterday, last night, and today. Update: The lead unit hit the ditch while the trailing unit plus seven ca.


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Afton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Barstow Resource Area Download PDF EPUB FB2

Camping is available at the Afton Canyon campground, situated at the west end of the canyon. This newly renovated campground provides several sites, available on a first-come basis for a fee of $6 per night. There is also a day stay limit. Each site is equipped with a.

Mojave River - Barstow Area Afton Canyon click the photo to go to the gallery Afton Canyon Natural Area is located 37 miles northeast of Barstow along Interstate 15 between the Afton Road and Basin Road exits.

Afton Canyon is designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern to protect plant and wildlife habitat, and to preserve scenic values of the riparian area within the canyon.

Management plan for Afton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area. Barstow, Calif.: Barstow Resource Area, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S.

Dept. of the Interior, []. Afton Canyon Natural Area. Bureau of Land Management. A beautiful canyon with the Mojave River flowing past the campground. Rasor OHV Area is six miles to the east. View in Trail Finder. Activities. Camping.

Camping is permitted only in the Afton Canyon Campground. This campground is a first-come first-served fee area. Dogs.

Dogs are permitted. Afton Canyon A supplement to the Spring Valley Lake Breeze. Story, photography and cartography by Cliff & Ilene Bandringa. Often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Mojave", Afton Canyon is a colorful, steep-walled canyon that was created by a massive flood nea years ago.

Afton Canyon Preserve California BLM Region The Grand Canyon of the Mojave. 35 miles east of Barstow, CA in San Bernardino County Barstow Resource Area Phone: / Water still flows most of the year through this mini Grand Canyon.

Here sheer walls in every imaginable shade of pink tower feet above the Mojave River. Management plan for Afton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area by Johnson, Harold E; United States.

Bureau of Land Management. Barstow Resource Area. Publication date Topics Natural areas, Landscape protection, Nature conservation, Conservation of natural resourcesPages:   Description.

Afton Canyon Campsite Afton Canyon, located 37 miles northeast of Barstow, is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Mojave.

This multi-colored canyon was created o years ago by a massive flood. Today, it is one of the few places where the Mojave River still flows above ground, making it an ideal location for bird and wildlife viewing. The Afton Canyon Natural Area is within Mojave Trails National Monument, and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

It is located 37 miles northeast of Barstow along Interstate 15 between the Afton Road and Basin Road : Soda Lake. Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks Sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Sequoias," our city lies within miles of the Sierra Nevadas, the tallest mountain range in the contiguous United States.

Visalia is the closest major city to Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks, home to the some of the largest vegetation on Earth: the Giant Sequoia trees. Afton Canyon Natural Area This is a small BLM campground located in one of the few places where the Mojave River flows above ground.

The river is not visible from the campground but the presence of water is an ideal breedi 4/5(5). Management plan for Afton Canyon Natural Area and the surrounding area. (Barstow, Calif.: Barstow Resource Area, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S.

Dept. of the Interior, []), by Harold E. Johnson and United States. Bureau of Land Management. Barstow Resource Area (page images at HathiTrust) Report / (Rockford, Ill.

Afton Canyon Overview. Afton Canyon Campground has 19 campsites and is located in the Mojave Desert National Preserve about 35 miles north of Barstow. Known as “The Grand Canyon of the Mojave”, Afton Canyon is home to some spectacular geological formations, canyons, slot canyons and historic on: Afton Road, Barstow,California.

Afton Canyon is one of few places where the Mojave River flows above ground making Afton an ideal location for bird and wildlife viewing. This an Area of Critical Environmental Concern to protect plant and wildlife habitat, and to preserve scenic values of the riparian area within the canyon.

Afton Canyon is a valley in San Bernardino County and has an elevation of feet. Afton Canyon from Mapcarta, the free map.

The Afton Canyon area is a mix of public and private lands including those held by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Please respect the rights of private land owners. Camping. Camping is permitted only in the Afton Canyon Campground. This campground is a first-come first-served fee area.

There are tables and fire grates at each campsite%(6). Afton Canyon's surface water makes it unique in the southern California desert. Known locally as The Grand Canyon of the Mojave for its dramatic geological formations, this is the only place where the Mojave River flows above ground year-round - providing Location: Barstow Road,CA.

The vast desert of Southern California offers some top-notch rock collecting opportunities. Here are 22 of the known rockhounding sites.

Keep in mind that land status changes. Always make sure you are in an area that you can legally collect. Make sure you have a good map before you venture out. I also recommend picking [ ].

The Area Map shows the various road and place names mentioned in Getting There and the Trip Log. The Interactive View Map shows the actual route we took as described in the Trip Log. Be sure to use our "blue dot" feature to see a picture taken from that spot (see Instructions).The yellow shaded area on the General Overview Map shows you where you are in relation to the Preserve as a whole.

Located between the Afton Road and Basin Road exits, Afton Canyon is designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern to protect plant and wildlife habitat, as well as to preserve its scenic values.

Wildlife viewing is best during early morning and evening hours. In the canyon, birds tend to gather in the thick vegetation. Afton Canyon Natural Area is located 37 miles northeast of Barstow along Interstate 15 between the Afton Road and Basin Road exits. Afton Canyon is rich in plants, wildlife and riparian topography and is designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.The steep walls of the main canyon have also been sliced by the run-off from the surrounding mountains and one of these slices is particularly dark and cavernous.

It is known as the Afton Canyon Slot and this brief adventure takes you up that slot as far as you wish on an out-and-back hike.

While the nickname “Grand Canyon of the Mojave” may be a little generous, Afton is well worth exploring, especially if you are on your way to Las Vegas and need to stretch your legs. The area is quite young by geological standards, estimated to have been crea years ago.