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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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Trophy Hunting of Black Bears May Be Allowed in SLO County

Fifty bears could be killed in the county each year; many questions unanswered.

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ForestWatch, Rural Landowners Protect Land from Oil Drilling

U.S. Bureau of Land Management withdraws 10,088 acres from recent oil lease sale after groups and eight landowners file formal protests.

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Agency Proposes to Auction Lands Near Forest Boundary for Oil Drilling

Parcels are located along forest boundary, a national wildlife refuge, and a nature preserve.

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