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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.

News Items

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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