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Los Padres ForestWatch is the only local nonprofit organization protecting wildlife, wilderness, and clean water throughout the Los Padres National Forest, the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and other public lands along California's central coast for the benefit of our communities and future generations.

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Fate of the Carrizo Plain Still Unknown

Interior Secretary Zinke refuses today to publicly release his recommendation for iconic California landscape.

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Over 130 Local Business Owners Sign Letter Supporting Carrizo Plain National Monument

Local businesses write letter to Secretary Zinke in support of the Carrizo Plain.

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ForestWatch Responds: A Better Way to Protect Communities from Wildfire

ForestWatch writes op-ed in response to local radio host’s inflamed rhetoric.

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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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Carrizo Plain National Monument Supported by Thousands Along Central Coast

Over 3,000 local residents, 80 businesses, 20 local elected officials, and 33 organizations support the monument.

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