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Final Study Report

Draft Study Report


National Park Service
Special Resource Study of

Fort Hunter Liggett

 The Hacienda
Milpitas Hacienda at Fort Hunter Liggett

Milpitas Hacienda


Milpitas Hacienda


Tidball Store


Tule Elk


Historic Aqueduct

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:

Final Fort Hunter Liggett Special Resource Study

Executive Summary / Newsletter


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.

The 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.

How to Get a Printed Copy of the Final Report
In addition to the final study report posted on this web site, there are limited printed copies available upon request. You may contact us by mail, e-mail, or phone.

Mail: National Park Service
Fort Hunter Liggett Special Resource Study
Park Planning and Environmental Compliance
1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94607


Phone: Martha Crusius, Project Manager, (510) 817-1447

Updated 1/10/2007