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Postby Mradford » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:09 pm

I have read a few articles that talk about ranching in Big whitney meadow and its effect on the golden trout. i was wondering if anyone had some links to articles or any knowledge of the history of bog whitney meadow and ranching, and where the hell do the cows come over and into the meadow?



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Re: Big Whitney Meadow

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:11 am

Grazing in Big Whitney Meadow was part of the allotments for the entire lower Kern Plateau area. The allotment for BW was withdrawn ~10 years ago.

I don't know for sure the normal route for bringing them in, but I have seen evidence over Cottonwood, Poison and Trail Passes. As well as significant sign Via Johnson Stringer from Little Whitney. I also believe there is a major stock drive somewhere down by Olancha Pass.
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Re: Big Whitney Meadow

Postby joshuacourter » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:32 pm

You could ask the Mt. Whitney Ranger District on the Inyo National Forest for information. They may be able answer those questions you have. The phone number is 760-876-6200.
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