News and Stories

December 14, 2020

Bodie Hills highlight in Words of the Wild | Sierra Club Newsletter

The Sierra Club’s December e-newsletter, “Words of the Wild,” features a story on the two recent acquisitions by the Wilderness Land trust to protect sage grouse […]
December 13, 2020

Hunewill Ranch Preserved Through Easement | Reno Gazette Journal

The Reno Gazette Journal highlighted Jeff Hunewill and the Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s work to preserve over 4100 acres and link ecosystems in the Bridgeport area […]
November 5, 2020

OceanaGold Begins Exploration at Spring Peak

OceanaGold Begins Exploration at Spring Peak One year ago the Forest Service approved drilling at the Spring Peak area under a categorical exemption After new communications […]
August 7, 2020

Birds and Blossoms Video in Bodie Hills

In collaboration with the Mono Lake Committee, Friends of the Inyo created a video to highlight the plants and wildlife in the Bodie Hills. Although we […]
August 7, 2020

Permanent Protection Campaign Update August 2020

The Conservation partnership continues to focus on achieving permanent protection for the Bodie Hills. EcoFlight recently shot beautiful footage for an updated aerial video. Friends of […]
August 7, 2020

Spring Peak Oceana Gold Delays Project

BHCP members met with the Humboldt-Toiyabe USFS staff to see if more could be done to protect the area where OceanaGold plans exploratory drilling. We raised […]
July 8, 2020

Radius gold shifts focus to Nevada portion of Bodie Hills

Radius Gold withdrew its proposal for exploration on the California side of the Bodie Hills. Mono County informed Friends of the Inyo of the changes in […]
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 […]