On The Bodie Hills: Protecting Bodie Hills and the 30×30 Initiative

Join Desert Survivors and the Sierra Club Range of Light Group, and featured Bodie Hills expert Nora Hogg, for this virtual presentation on how and why protecting the Bodie Hills can help fulfill state, national, and global 30×30 goals.

The Bodie Hills lie between the Sierra Nevada and the Great Basin Desert on the California/Nevada border.   Its landscape is both scenic and ecologically diverse with volcanic mountains, aspen groves, meadows, and ephemeral lakes. The views from its peaks are stunning. The Bodie Hills provide habitat for a variety of species including the imperiled Bi-State Sage Grouse. The place is also rich in pre- and post-colonial cultural history.

Jora Fogg knows much about this special place.  She is Policy Director for Friends of the Inyo and leads the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership––a coalition of organizations opposed to industrial-scale gold mining in the Bodie Hills and advocating for its permanent protection. In 2020 she completed a comprehensive Lands with Wilderness Character inventory of the California portion of the Bodie Hills.

Full details and registration at sc.org/bodie-hills

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Ask a Parent
Ask a Parent
1 month ago

Of Course, Jorah Fogg knows all, in spite of not being born yet when my family moved here.

quacque
quacque
1 month ago
Reply to  Ask a Parent

Unless you’re Paiute, don’t brag about your length of stay in the valley: it means nothing.

Pedro
Pedro
1 month ago
Reply to  Ask a Parent

Life of Confucius, The Renaissance, The Medical Revolution, and the arrival of
Ask a Parent Clan in Bodie.

Defining moments in human knowledge that we can all agree on.

mono resident
mono resident
1 month ago
Reply to  Ask a Parent

So your family has been trashing the area for how many years?

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago

Frenemys of the Inyo

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

Gerald
If it weren’t for FOI, the new name for most of the Owens Valley would be “The Owens Valley wasteland…

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Yeah I doubt it…

BobK
BobK
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

BS

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago

Anything to keep the clown-show out like a few years ago, when the “Cougar Gold” mining ventures were telling their lies to the folk of Bridgeport…how they’d “save the town and economy”, as they tear-up the land and dump their waste…Sarah Palin’s cronies and associates had to find another area… Read more »

Ask a Parent
Ask a Parent
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Dennison, Move back to LA, you aren’t a local, no matter how hard you try. It’s obvious that you are either retired (like me) or on the Public Dole in some way, so of course you don’t care about the crappy economy. People need jobs, we like mining jobs here,… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  Ask a Parent

Ask a parent SO MUCH stupid stuff you’re saying there, about me, personal attacks where I live, used to live, if I’m retired or mooching off the Government to make a living…. FYI,I am semi-retired…and I’ve never lived or worked anywhere close to L.A. Next comes the “great white hunter”… Read more »

BobK
BobK
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

“I don’t usually or like to do personal attacks on subjects or people”
Are you kidding me! 90% of you posts are derogatory towards Republican leaders and republican leaning people. All you do is bash people that don’t share your leftist beliefs.

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK
When you have “republican leaders” like Ron Desantis, Hershel Walker ,Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Green, pedo-Gaetz and their leader, trump himself…and the fools that continue to worship and vote for them, what’s to attack or laugh about ?

Ask a Parent
Ask a Parent
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Dear Dennison, Sorry, NO, I have plenty of Cash, don’t need a job, if I did I would have one. But I was a government DRONE for many years, in fact, in environmental, ooh, I might be able to approve your permit! And OOH, that government pension really makes me… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 month ago

I just threw up in my mouth…..please stay out of OUR backyard….we have taken care of it for years, and we don’t need your help. Go take care of the Bay Area … they are a mess.

Pine
Pine
1 month ago
Reply to  Mono Person

So, are you pro-industrial gold mining or against industrial gold mining in the Bodie Hills?

mono resident
mono resident
1 month ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Speaking of throwing up – It is not YOUR backyard. It is public land. The Bodie Hills belong to everyone – not just the entitled residents and business owners in Bridgeport.

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  mono resident

mono resident.. Not to mention, unless I’m mistaken the Bodie Hills is a designated Wilderness Area, not some land-grab and/or a money-making area and venture for mining companies and others to come into and profit from.. And then when their “operations” would be no longer profiting millions of dollars, they… Read more »

BobK
BobK
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

You are mistaken, but you have been told that before. The Bodie hills are a study area, not a Wilderness.

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK A WILDERNESS study area, what seems well protected by the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership and FOI , among others, from those that see and want it as a place for big-money companies to come along and try to destroy it, while making their fortune.. And maybe even more important,… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by David Dennison
mono resident
mono resident
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

David – I know the people of Bridgeport all too well – lived there for a while and sat through several public meetings concerning Cougar Gold. No offense intended but I don’t agree with your “very few people”. Not all but not “very few”.

Crazy Wayne
Crazy Wayne
1 month ago
Reply to  Mono Person

So true the Sierra club is responsible for so much damage to our national forest on the West Coast. I can remember in the late seventies when they went on a campaign to shut down all the sawmills and lumber industry. It took them 20 years but they succeeded in… Read more »

BobK
BobK
1 month ago
Reply to  Crazy Wayne

AMEN

mono resident
mono resident
1 month ago
Reply to  Crazy Wayne

“echo terrorism”? – and I genuinely have not seen so much confusing “compost” in any one post in my life. I’d give you a few clues but my guess is you are not capable of comprehending reality.