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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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VICTORY: Oil Drilling and Fracking Plan Halted Indefinitely

Forest Service indefinitely halts plan to lease 52,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest to the oil industry.

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Massive Network of Roads Planned for Protected Area near Figueroa Mountain

ForestWatch Files Formal Objection to Commercial Livestock Grazing Operation in Happy Canyon

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LUSH Cosmetics Volunteers Clean Up Shooting Site

28 volunteers removed over 400 pounds of trash and debris from site.

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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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Forest Service Issues Final Decision Rejecting New Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest

None of the viable 421,000 acres will be protected as wilderness

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Forest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in LPNF

The U.S. Forest Service is now reevaluating seven roadless areas to recommend as wilderness.

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Tamarisk on the Sespe

Tamarisk eradication along the Sespe

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Wilderness Legislation Announced for Los Padres & Carrizo Plain

ForestWatch Praises Bill to Protect More Than 300,000 Acres of Public Land and 158 Miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers Along California’s Central Coast

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