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Los Padres ForestWatch is the only local nonprofit organization protecting wildlife, wilderness, and clean water throughout the Los Padres National Forest, the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and other public lands along California's central coast for the benefit of our communities and future generations.

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Interior Department Guts Policies for Drilling on Federal Lands

Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a memo making it easier for oil companies to drill on federal public lands.

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Industries Put Pressure on Forest Service to Roll Back Environmental Law

Forest Service plans changes that would make it easier to bypass National Environmental Policy Act.

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Government Shutdown: What Happens to the Los Padres?

The federal government shutdown brings temporary changes to public land access.

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Finding Solace in Nature

Nature can bring reflection, clarity, and rejuvenation during difficult times.

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Agency Receives Overwhelming Opposition to Oil Wastewater Dumping Proposal

The public comments submitted were 98% in opposition to the proposal.

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