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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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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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San Clemente Dam Removal

San Clemente Dam, a 106 foot tall dam on the Carmel River in Monterey County, is scheduled to be fully removed by the end of this year.

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Groups Oppose Plan to Open Over a Million Acres of Federal Property in CA to Drilling and Fracking

Bureau of Land Management failed to consider threats of fracking to air, water and wildlife

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Legislation Announced to Benefit Wilderness, Watersheds, and Recreation in the Los Padres and Carrizo Plain

Nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness could be added.

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Wilderness Legislation Announced for Los Padres & Carrizo Plain

ForestWatch Praises Bill to Protect More Than 300,000 Acres of Public Land and 158 Miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers Along California’s Central Coast

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Recovery Plan Issued for Endangered Steelhead in SLO & Monterey Counties

Fisheries Biologists Present a Roadmap to Restore Historic Steelhead Runs to the Los Padres National Forest

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House Passes Bill to Open National Forests to Development, Waive Environmental Laws, and Reduce Public Input

Legislation would expand development throughout the Los Padres…

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Supreme Court Upholds Protections for Roadless Areas

The U.S. Supreme Court denies industry challenge to 2001 Roadless Rule, leaving intact protections for 600,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest…

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