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Special Resource Study of
Fort Hunter Liggett
The National Park Service completed the Fort Hunter Liggett Special Resource Study process by transmitting a final report to Congress on September 19, 2006. The final report is available on this website. You may click on the links below for the full report or for the newsletter summary:
This final report concludes the Fort Hunter Liggett Special Resource Study process. The final study report contains the resource analysis completed by the NPS regarding the area's significance, suitability, and the feasibility of management as a unit of the national park system. Through this analysis, the NPS determined that the area contains nationally significant natural and cultural resources suitable for inclusion in the national park system. These resources include the Milpitas Hacienda designed by architect Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, a wide diversity of intact oak woodland and savanna communities, chaparral, vernal pool and riparian plant communities, and high numbers of rare plant and animal species. However, the NPS also determined that inclusion of the area in the national park system is not currently feasible because none of the land is excess to the Army's needs or available for management by the NPS. The final study report does not envision or recommend any new Federal actions, and therefore the report no longer includes an environmental assessment.
final report presents resource protection measures that emerged during
the study process that the Army could pursue to support and enhance
protection of the cultural and natural resources at Fort Hunter Liggett.
These resources remain nationally significant and worthy of management
approaches that will maintain this significance.
to Get a Printed Copy of the Final Report
Martha Crusius, Project Manager, (510) 817-1447