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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.

News Items

Groups Challenge Los Padres Oil Drilling Plan

ForestWatch and others seek to halt expansion of oil drilling across 52,000 acres of forest land.

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A Controversial Plan to Privatize Campgrounds & Trailheads

Cash-strapped Forest Service to transfer 52 camps, day use areas, and trailheads to a private management company.

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Agreement Secures Permanent Public Access to Matilija Falls

ForestWatch and other groups sign agreement with landowner, ending years of dispute over the historic trail

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Legal Victory Overturns Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of Public Land to Drilling, Fracking

ForestWatch lawsuit protects federal lands near Los Padres National Forest

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