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Unofficial Report Suggests Carrizo Plain National Monument Will Not Be Reduced or Eliminated

Carrizo Plain may be safe from boundary reduction, but monument management plan changes could still occur.

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Fate of the Carrizo Plain Still Unknown

Interior Secretary Zinke refuses today to publicly release his recommendation for iconic California landscape.

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Over 130 Local Business Owners Sign Letter Supporting Carrizo Plain National Monument

Local businesses write letter to Secretary Zinke in support of the Carrizo Plain.

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450 Organizations Oppose Efforts to Remove or Decrease Protections for National Monuments

ForestWatch joins chorus of groups concerned about the fate of the Carrizo Plain and other national monuments.

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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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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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Legal Victory Overturns Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of Public Land to Drilling, Fracking

ForestWatch lawsuit protects federal lands near Los Padres National Forest

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Forest in the Crosshairs

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.

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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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