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September 9, 2019

New Mining Ordinance Passed by Sante Fe County is the First of its Kind.

There is a new first of its kind, mining ordinance that was passed by Sante Fe County recently. “The room of the county building where the […]
September 9, 2019

Prospecting for Gold in the Bodie Hills…Again

by Lynn Boulton Thar’s gold in them thar hills….well yes, there is. How much, we don’t know. Most of the gold present in the Bodie Hills […]
September 9, 2019

Desert Gold: Part II

By Kim Stringfellow The General Mining Act of 1872 encourages exploration, claiming and mining of valuable mineral deposits by U.S. citizens of “ordinary prudence” within public lands […]
August 15, 2019

Surrounded by White Lupine on Bodie Mountain Hike July 13th 2019

On Sunday July 14th friends of the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership joined us for a joint hike with the Sierra Club Range of Light Group to […]
August 15, 2019

NEW MINING THREAT in the Bodie Hills

There is a NEW MINING THREAT in the Bodie Hills! We recently learned that another Canadian company, Radius Gold, is proposing mining exploration in the Bodie […]
August 14, 2019

Bodie Hills Bonanza and Volunteer Stewardship Weekend a Success

Thank you to everyone that participated in our July Volunteer Stewardship event and campout July 19th-21st in the northern Bodie Hills and East Walker River! We […]
July 11, 2019

Once Again Threatened by Gold Miners

Conglomerate Mesa – On the Western Rim of Owens Lake by Tom Budlong Nine companies[1] have looked for gold at Conglomerate Mesa. Looked and left. The […]
June 19, 2019

Botanizing the Bodie Hills

by Tim Messick It’s been an uncommonly wet winter and spring here in the Bodie Hills, so the soils are saturated, the creeks are flowing, and […]
May 22, 2019

Public Comment Period Open on Bi-State Sage Grouse Listing

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is soliciting additional public comments on its proposed rule to list the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Greater Sage […]
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