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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Continual updates on decisions coming out of Washington that impact your public lands.

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Trump Orders Review of All National Monuments Designated Since 1996, Including Carrizo Plain

ForestWatch is prepared to challenge any rollback of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

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Private Landowner Makes Changes to Public Access on Sisar Canyon Trail

Popular Ojai trail lacks a permanent public access easement at the end of Sisar Canyon Road.

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VICTORY: Controversial Gaviota Fuel Break Canceled After ForestWatch Lawsuit

Forest Service cancels planned massive fuel break in remote area of Los Padres National Forest after our lawsuit.

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