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Los Padres ForestWatch is a community-based nonprofit organization that works to preserve and restore the forests, mountain streams, rolling hills, wetlands, coastal areas, and wildlife of this spectacular area.

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Saving Santa Paula Canyon with Boots on the Ground

Patagonia volunteers remove 150lbs of trash from Santa Paula Canyon.

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VICTORY! Agency Withdraws Controversial Proposal to Reduce Protections for Toads

Critically endangered arroyo toads in the Los Padres National Forest will remain fully protected.

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County, FWS Deliver Big Gift to Oil Industry

Ventura County Supervisors miss an opportunity to update World War II-era drilling permits to protect condors.

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Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Three conservation groups sued Ventura County to halt a plan to drill 19 new oil wells along the Santa Paula Canyon Trail.

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