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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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Condor Roost Trees May Be Cut Down

ForestWatch defends old-growth trees where endangered condors rest during long flights across the landscape…

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ForestWatch Investigation Reveals Widespread Fracking in Los Padres

The controversial oil extraction technique is making a resurgence in the Sespe Oil Field, threatening downstream water supplies…

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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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Los Padres Legislation Discussed in Congressional Committee

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

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Songbird Nests at Risk from Continued Chaparral Clearing in Los Padres National Forest

ForestWatch Urges Officials to Take Immediate Steps to Protect Bird Nests along Nordhoff Ridge…

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