The Inyo National Forest extends 165 miles near the California and Nevada border. It covers about 2 million acres, mostly on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. Elevations range from 4,000’ in the Owens Valley to 14,494’ at Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States.
Like all national forests, the Inyo is managed for ecosystem health and multiple uses, as directed by Congress. Although most visitors think of the forest for its recreation, the Inyo National Forest is also used for range, timber, minerals, watershed and habitat for fish and wildlife.
The Inyo National Forest is divided into four Ranger Districts: Mono Lake, Mammoth, White Mountain and Mt. Whitney. Each district has a Ranger Station and/or Visitor Center to meet our visitors' needs.
The Inyo National Forest Supervisor's Office is in Bishop, CA. In this office there are many specialists that cover the whole Forest rather than only one District. Specialists include biologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, engineers and more. Together the Ranger Districts and the Supervisor's Office oversee the entire Inyo National Forest.
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