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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Congressional Committee Approves Legislation to Roll Back National Monument Designations

Bill would allow president to reduce Carrizo Plain National Monument by up to 85,000 acres.

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Oil Company Seeks Exemption for Toxic Wastewater Dumping in Los Padres Aquifer

Public Hearing Scheduled for October 24 in Ventura; Comments Accepted Through November 8.

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Santa Paula Canyon Oil Project Appealed to Ventura County Supervisors

Filing halts plan to begin drilling, court hearing on 2015 lawsuit postponed to December 4.

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Unofficial Report Suggests Carrizo Plain National Monument Will Not Be Reduced or Eliminated

Carrizo Plain may be safe from boundary reduction, but monument management plan changes could still occur.

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ForestWatch and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Volunteers Clean Up Red Rock

ForestWatch and Fig Mtn Brew teamed up to remove over 100 pounds from the Red Rock Pools.

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