John Muir and Warren Olney
The only loiters favoring the sheep come from Mr. L. J. Miller He ears that sheep-grazing has no serious effect "upon the water flow in any way. but has a tendency to prolong the water flow, as the snow rests longer upon clean ground than upon ground encumbered with brush". He says that sheep men are willing to pay as high as five dollars per season for eaoh 640-aere government tract, and that the public interests would be best served loy permitting sheep to enter the reserve, and argues generally in favor of allowing limited pasturage within the reservation.In view of all the facts as presented to this office, superintendent Newhall was advised, by letter of February 13, 1899, that no modification of the existing regulations would be made and that the sheep must be excluded from tho reserve.Very respect fully,Blnger Hermann,Commissioner.
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