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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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Water District Plans to Siphon Groundwater From Ojai Mountains

Casitas Municipal Water District moving forward with plan to drill horizontal bores under the Los Padres National Forest.

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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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