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Study: Not Enough Bears in SLO County to Allow Hunt

Study finds only 101 black bears in SLO County, much lower than previous estimates.

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Ventura County Supervisors Vote to Move Forward with Wildlife Corridors

Process begins to designate wildlife corridors that link the Los Padres National Forest with other public lands.

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Volunteers Tackle Trash in Santa Paula Canyon

Nearly 20 volunteers spend their Saturday morning removing trash from Santa Paula Canyon!

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New Trail Plan Near Lake Piru Approved, Access Fees to Remain

Federal agency overseeing Santa Felicia Dam approves plan to facilitate forest trail access that includes steep fees.

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ForestWatch’s 2016 Top Accomplishments

A look back at some of the big things that happened in 2016!

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Forest Service Scales Back Plan to Formalize Roads Near Figueroa Mtn.

Forest Service agrees to remove 7 miles of road from being authorized in new grazing allotment plan.

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Lawsuit Challenges Unnecessary Fuel Break that Threatens Rare Plant

Lawsuit filed to protect the Refugio manzanita from a massive, unnecessary fuel break planned by the Forest Service.

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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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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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