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ForestWatch Files Formal Objection to “No New Wilderness” Policy

Objection challenges recent decision against establishing any new wilderness areas in our local backcountry

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Forest Service Issues Draft Decision Against any New Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest

Decision Rejects Wilderness Protection for 16 Pristine Roadless Areas, Leaving Them Vulnerable to Development

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Lizard’s Mouth Clean-up

ForestWatch volunteers clean-up popular climbing area in Santa Ynez Mountains

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Cuyama Peak Clean-up

Clean-up in Condor Country

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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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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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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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LAST CHANCE! Backcountry Art Show Closes in Four Days

The show features more than two dozen works featuring scenes from the Los Padres National Forest. Art sales benefit ForestWatch…

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Los Padres Legislation Discussed in Congressional Committee

H.R. 4109 is presented to House Natural Resources Committee; ForestWatch submits testimony…

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