Crystal River Wild and Scenic Proposal

Aug 14, 2017

The Crystal River sustains diverse fish and wildlife and local ranching heritage, and provides outstanding natural beauty for residents and visitors. The river is eligible for federal Wild & Scenic designation, which will protect non-consumptive use for critical fish and wildlife habitat and consumptive uses essential for agricultural and municipal needs. Interest has been growing in seeking designation to protect the river from any dams or new out-of-basin diversions. A designation would benefit local economies, agriculture, recreation, the environment, and provide additional leverage for funding river restoration projects.