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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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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