Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

National Monument in the Bodie Hills?

The Bodie Hills, just north of Mono Lake, are a spectacular place that are receiving attention as a possible area for National Monument designation. Discussions are quite preliminary, but the Los Angeles Times has a nice article, video, and photo set reviewing the 14 locations up for consideration by the Interior Department—look for the Bodie Hills feature and Lee Vining locals in the video!

LA Times: National monuments? Maybe they will be