VENTANA WILD RIVERS PROPOSAL
The Nacimiento River flows east from the Santa Lucia Range crest into Fort Hunter Liggett. It is one of the few rivers in the range easily accessible by road.
The Forest Service did not study the Nacimiento River. Conservationists believe the river is free flowing and possesses outstanding values.
Recreation – The Nacimiento Fergusson Road makes the Nacimiento River one of the few streams in the mountain range easily accessible for recreation, including scenic driving, hiking, swimming, angling, and camping. Two roadside Forest Service campgrounds provide good opportunities to explore the river.
Wildlife – The Forest Service identified the Nacimiento River as supporting a highly significant population of endangered arroyo toad.
Botanical – The Nacimiento supports some of the southern-most stands of rare and endemic Santa Lucia Fir in the mountain range.
Ventana Wild Rivers Campaign Hannah Schoenthal-Muse, Organizer Friends of the River 99 Pacific St., Suite 555A, Monterey, CA 93940 831/535-8304 • firstname.lastname@example.org