El Capitan Highlands
If built upon, a new road would most likely be created through the National Forest, damaging these lands forever.
Just one 40 acre property remains of the original 120 acres in this planning area. If the land becomes available from the owner for conservation, we will work with them!
GOAL: Raise $10,000
Details: El Capitan Highlands
These properties offer stunning views from Cuyamaca Peak to Lakeside. As they are near to El Capitan Reservoir, any building on the property can impact water quality in the reservoir. This results in higher treatment cost before water can be used by the people of San Diego. As San Diego County's largest reservoir, this is an important part of our region's local water supply strategy.
The property has several habitats which support local wildlife. Oak, riparian, coastal sage scrub and more. Seasonal streams cross the property as well. Nearby, golden eagle nests occur so this land is also used for foraging by the eagles who need large areas they can look down upon to locate food.
By acquiring these lands, we will be able to conserve them for future generations to enjoy. As these are remote areas, they are the hardest to raise awareness about to create a community interested in helping to protect them. But that doesn't make it less important!
For more information about the River Wildlife Fund and this effort, please contact the San Diego River Park Foundation Executive Director, Rob Hutsel, by email or 619-297-7380.