Study finds only 101 black bears in SLO County, much lower than previous estimates.
Forest Service issues new concessionaire permit despite substantial public opposition.
Cash-strapped Forest Service to transfer 52 camps, day use areas, and trailheads to a private management company.
ForestWatch lawsuit protects federal lands near Los Padres National Forest
A recent report released by Los Padres ForestWatch identifies unregulated target shooting as one of the most serious threats to natural resources and public health and safety in the forest.
Bureau of Land Management failed to consider threats of fracking to air, water and wildlife
Legislation Announced to Benefit Wilderness, Watersheds, and Recreation in the Los Padres and Carrizo Plain
Nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness could be added.
For the first time in decades, commercial livestock grazing will not be allowed anywhere in the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve.
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
Objection challenges recent decision against establishing any new wilderness areas in our local backcountry
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