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Continual updates on decisions coming out of Washington that impact your public lands.

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Groups File Opening Arguments in Santa Paula Canyon Drilling Lawsuit

ForestWatch and conservation partners file opening arguments in case against oil expansion in Santa Paula Canyon.

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Study: Not Enough Bears in SLO County to Allow Hunt

Study finds only 101 black bears in SLO County, much lower than previous estimates.

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Ventura County Supervisors Vote to Move Forward with Wildlife Corridors

Process begins to designate wildlife corridors that link the Los Padres National Forest with other public lands.

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Volunteers Tackle Trash in Santa Paula Canyon

Nearly 20 volunteers spend their Saturday morning removing trash from Santa Paula Canyon!

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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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Forest Service Scales Back Plan to Formalize Roads Near Figueroa Mtn.

Forest Service agrees to remove 7 miles of road from being authorized in new grazing allotment plan.

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Lawsuit Challenges Unnecessary Fuel Break that Threatens Rare Plant

Lawsuit filed to protect the Refugio manzanita from a massive, unnecessary fuel break planned by the Forest Service.

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