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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

52 Los Padres Recreation Sites Now Under Private, For-profit Management

Forest Service issues new concessionaire permit despite substantial public opposition.

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Rising to Meet the Challenge

Our thoughts on the 2016 election and where we go from here.

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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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