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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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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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