Owens River Headwaters Wilderness


Glass Creek Meadow

The Owens River Headwaters Wilderness includes the region's largest old growth red fir forest and expansive Glass Creek Meadow. In this region, the crest of the Sierra Nevada is relatively low, allowing moisture from Pacific storms to carry over the mountains. This moisture has created an island of wet meadows and forested ridges on the normally dry east side of the Sierra Nevada. The Owens River Headwaters Wilderness was designated by Congress on March 31, 2009. This 14,721 acre wilderness protects the headwaters of the Owens River.



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