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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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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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Celebrating 20 Years of Wilderness in the Southern Los Padres

June 19 is the Twentieth Anniversary of the Los Padres Condor Range and River Protection Act…

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Take 30 Seconds to Help Protect the Los Padres National Forest

Tell the Forest Service to approve greater protections for clean drinking water, endangered species, and outdoor recreation activities…

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Report Highlights Widespread Loss of Public Access to Los Padres National Forest

Release of Ten Lost Trails of the Los Padres coincides With National Trails Day. Read the report HERE…

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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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ForestWatch Protects Cuyama Valley From Large-Scale Oil Exploration

Project Would Have Used Dynamite, Helicopters & ATVs to Explore For Oil Deposits Across 23 Square Miles Between the Los Padres National Forest & Carrizo Plain…

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