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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.

News Items

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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A Growing Problem

Fifteen volunteers, sweated through 97-degree heat Saturday to remove trash, irrigation hoses and chemicals from a marijuana grow site near Lake Casitas.

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Shooting Site Cleanup Near Sespe Creek

Over the course of a few hours, the 14 volunteers gathered up close to 400 pounds of microtrash.

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Mission Canyon Cape Ivy Removal

On Sunday, June 28, volunteers braved the heat of Mission Canyon to remove cape ivy from one of the most important creeks in the SB front country.

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