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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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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Bear Hunting Proposal Shot Down for Second Time in Two Years

Fish & Game indefinitely delays proposal to allow first-ever bear hunting season in SLO County.

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Trophy Hunting of Black Bears Proposed for SLO County…Again

The state proposal is riddled with errors; ForestWatch submits detailed legal & scientific comments.

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