Conservation has prevailed once more in Bridgeport! On August 2nd, 2011, the Mono Board decided not to support a resolution for Bodie Wilderness Study Area Release nor an endorsement for H.R. 1581. Thousands of letters and petition signatures over the last year have sent a strong message to the Board stating that the Bodie Hills are a special place worthy of protection, and inappropriate for industrial land use and development.
The threat of mining is still imminent in the Bodie Hills, however; a broader discussion involving all the stakeholders of the region is still needed to developed a shared vision for the Bodie Hills. You can still send a message, advocating for preservation, to the elected officials of Mono County and Congress here.