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What’s at Stake

Sixteen Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) across the Los Padres National Forest were included in the Forest Service’s recently-released draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement …

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Protect Los Padres Wilderness!

A coalition of forest users, local business leaders, elected officials, scientists, and other stakeholders are working together to ask the Forest Service to reconsider its “no-new-wilderness” policy …

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National Forest Access Blocked on Huasna Road

ForestWatch launches effort to restore public access to the Los Padres National Forest in SLO County’s Huasna Valley…

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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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State Cancels Proposed Bear Hunting Season in SLO County

Dept. of Fish & Game withdraws plans for the first-ever black bear hunting season.

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Bear Hunting Proposal Shot Down for Second Time in Two Years

Fish & Game indefinitely delays proposal to allow first-ever bear hunting season in SLO County.

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Trophy Hunting of Black Bears Proposed for SLO County…Again

The state proposal is riddled with errors; ForestWatch submits detailed legal & scientific comments.

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Voice Your Support for Black Bears in SLO County

Fish & Game Dept. will revisit proposal to allow bear hunting in SLO County.

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County Bear Hunting Proposal Shot Down!

Bears get a reprieve as Commission decides to postpone vote in response to public concern.

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Trophy Hunting of Black Bears May Be Allowed in SLO County

Fifty bears could be killed in the county each year; many questions unanswered.

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