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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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ForestWatch Issues Warning To Forest Service To Stop Destroying Nests For Migratory Songbirds

Officials Continue to Allow Vegetation Clearing During the Nesting Season of Birds Protected Under Federal Law…

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Carrizo Plain Named a National Historic Landmark

Designation Protects More Than 100 Native American Sites…

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ForestWatch Volunteers Clean Up Cherry Creek

More than 80 volunteers remove 2.5 tons of trash, marking one of the largest cleanup efforts in Los Padres history…

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Agreement Protects Carrizo Plain From Severe Overgrazing

Livestock Will Be Removed from Ecological Reserve; State of California Will Complete Land Management Plan…

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Bringing Steelhead Back to the Sisquoc River

State launches study to identify ways to return the endangered fish to pristine spawning grounds in the Los Padres National Forest.

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State Cancels Proposed Bear Hunting Season in SLO County

Dept. of Fish & Game withdraws plans for the first-ever black bear hunting season.

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