From the Editors
artly in response to the recently introduced legislation that may result in the addition of more than 54,000 acres to the Wilderness areas of the Monterey Ranger District, we at the DCQ have decided to initiate a series of articles addressing the history of this division of Los Padres National Forest. The first, the lead article of this edition, delves deeply in to the early history of the Monterey Ranger District, and those that will follow will trace events up to present time.
Other features include an illustrated review of a new and visually stunning book on the wildflowers of Monterey County, a vivid description of the South Coast Ridge Road, and a "Past Times" feature on a dam that was fortunately never built on the Big Sur River. Also featured is another installment of the "Map Mania" series.
So we here at the DCQ hope that the readers will enjoy these features as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Best reading,
photo ©2002 by David Jacobs