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New Landowner in Matilija Canyon Causes Trail Access Concern (Updated)

To address concerns, the landowner assures us that public access will remain open.

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Private Landowner Makes Changes to Public Access on Sisar Canyon Trail

Popular Ojai trail lacks a permanent public access easement at the end of Sisar Canyon Road.

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New Trail Plan Near Lake Piru Approved, Access Fees to Remain

Federal agency overseeing Santa Felicia Dam approves plan to facilitate forest trail access that includes steep fees.

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ForestWatch’s 2016 Top Accomplishments

A look back at some of the big things that happened in 2016!

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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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Agreement Secures Permanent Public Access to Matilija Falls

ForestWatch and other groups sign agreement with landowner, ending years of dispute over the historic trail

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Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Three conservation groups sued Ventura County to halt a plan to drill 19 new oil wells along the Santa Paula Canyon Trail.

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Legislation Announced to Benefit Wilderness, Watersheds, and Recreation in the Los Padres and Carrizo Plain

Nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness could be added.

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Company Proposes 19 New Wells in Santa Paula Canyon

Drilling Planned Next to Popular Hiking Trail Leading to Swimming Holes, Waterfalls, and the Sespe Wilderness

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