Help Us Protect An American Treasure

The spectacular Bodie Hills are the scenic backdrop for local communities and national treasures, including Bodie State Park, the Mono Lake National Scenic Area and the Bridgeport Valley.
Not long ago, the 2010 Cougar Gold Mine proposal risked turning the Bodie Hills into a commercial scale gold mine and destroying much of the wilderness and wildlife habitat that makes Bodie its home. 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.

How you can Help:
Urge the Mono County Supervisors to oppose opening the Bodie Hills and other open space in Mono County to industrial development and instead vote to protect the County’s and America’s real treasures: its natural areas, beauty, wildlife, clean air, clean water, and outdoor recreation opportunities for future generations.


Write a letter to elected officials in Mono County and Congress to let them know how much you care about the Bodie Hills and why they are special to you. Visited lately? Write a short note or make a quick call to let them know that the Bodie Hills are an important place to protect, and that they should not be opened up to industrial land use!
Email or FAX your letter to:
Mono County Board of Supervisors
Attn: Shannon Kendall
P.O. Box 715, Bridgeport, CA 93517
FAX: (760) 932-5531



If you live in Mono County, please also call and email your supervisor letting them know how much you love the Bodie Hills

Contact Your Supervisors

Jennifer Kreitz (District 1, Central Mammoth): (760) 924-1806 | Email
Fred Stump (District 2, Crowley, Swall Meadows, Tri-Valley): (760) 924-1783 | Email
Bob Gardner (District 3, Lee Vining, June Lake, Western Mammoth): (760) 937-0385 | Email
John Peters (District 4, Bridgeport, Walker/Coleville, Northern Mammoth): (760) 932-5532 | Email
Stacy Corless (District 5, Old Mammoth, Southern Mammoth): (760) 932-5533 | Email

Talk to Lawmakers

Please join us in our efforts to prevent mining from forever scarring the unique and beautiful landscape of the Bodie Hills. Write Congressman Paul Cook. Please also write California Senators Feinstein and Harris today and ask them to oppose WSA release legislation, and to support special protection for the Bodie Hills.

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Join the Partnership

We invite interested conservation groups and other organizations to join our effort to protect the Bodie Hills. Please contact us to join!


Ready to help? Consider Donating to the Bodie Hills through our partner Friends of the Inyo!