(derived from Bodiehills.org)
The Bodie Hills are located in a spectacular corner of California’s Eastern Sierra. Bodie State Historic Park, home to California’s official ghost town and one of the most popular state parks, lies in the center of the Bodie Hills. Visitors who venture beyond the state park enjoy hiking, biking, camping, botanizing, bird watching, hunting and motor touring through aspen-tinged valleys and across high plateaus with vistas of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake and the Great Basin. The Bodie Hills are home to pronghorn antelope, sage grouse and mule deer, and contain one of the highest concentrations of archaeological resources in the Great Basin.
The Bodie Hills are an American treasure and the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership wants to keep them that way. The very heart of the Bodie Hills faces threats from large-scale gold mining interests if protections are lifted. Visitor access would be limited, and important habitat for sage grouse, pronghorn antelope and mule deer would be fragmented. Allowing places like the Bodie Hills to be opened up for development such as boom-and-bust gold mining is short-sighted and unwise. Tourism and industrial land use just don’t mix.
Friends of the Inyo will continue to partner through conservation based stewardship projects and outings with the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership. Please visit www.bodiehills.org to learn more about our efforts to establish long-term protection of the Bodie Hills.