VENTANA WILD RIVERS PROPOSAL
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Scenery – The North Fork originates from and flows through a spectacular setting of oak savannah and massive sandstone rock outcrops formed under an ancient sea.
Wildlife – The upper river supports nesting spotted owls, a sensitive species. The lower river in Fort Hunter Liggett supports the northern most population of endangered arroyo toad in California.
Ecological – The valley oaks along the banks of the river and its tributaries are the only valley oaks in the National Forest system and have been proposed as a Research Natural Area.