Articles From : Los Padres ForestWatch
The U.S. Forest Service extended the public comment period for a plan to log large trees and clear native chaparral habitat across 235,000 acres (368 square miles) of Los Padres National Forest.
Legal Agreement to Permanently Close Oil Wells and Restore Habitat in Carrizo Plain National Monument
Conservation groupsannounced a legal agreement securing the permanent closure and restoration of 11 long-dormant oil wells inside Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Massive project favors remote clearing at the expense of more effective wildfire mitigation closer to communities
An agreement was reached to suspend new oil and gas leasing across more than one million acres of public lands in California’s Central Valley and Central Coast.
Ventura County Regulators Delay a Fix Ordered by Supervisors 18 Months Ago
A new program that increases protections for wildlife corridors has prevailed after a judge ruled on the side of Ventura County leaders and conservationists.
Planning commissioners’ landmark decision charts a course for a clean energy future
The Ventura City Council voted 6-0 to formally oppose two commercial logging projects on Pine Mountain and Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of three conservation organizations over a commercial logging project in the Los Padres National Forest that is actively used by endangered California condors.
Project will involve native tree and shrub removal across 755 acres on Pine Mountain in Ventura County.
A coalition of 70 conservation groups filed a formal petition to re-list the gray wolf as an endangered species throughout the American West under the Endangered Species Act.
Project threatens forests, rare wildlife, and an area sacred to Indigenous people; minimal public participation and no environmental assessment planned
Rep. Salud Carbajal reintroduced the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, a bill that would safeguard public lands and wild rivers and designate a 400-mile National Scenic Trail.
A new executive order places a moratorium on new leasing of federal land and mineral estate for fossil fuel extraction pending a comprehensive review of the federal leasing program.
Governor Newsom signed a bill that limits the use of certain rodenticides that linger in the food chain for weeks, killing not just the targeted rodent, but also their predators and scavengers.
The Trump Administration proposed a rollback of oil drilling regulations in National Forests that would apply to thousands of acres in the Los Padres National Forest.
Chumash tribes, local businesses, organizations, and elected officials join thousands of community members speaking out against a logging project near Pine Mountain Ridge.
A federal judge reinstated the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 methane waste rule, aimed at protecting people and the climate from methane waste and pollution from oil and gas extraction on public lands.
Amid widespread community opposition to the logging project, the Forest Service has extended the comment deadline on its proposal to cut down old-growth trees and chaparral in the Ventura County backcountry.
The 5th Annual Santa Barbara WILD! event, a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch, takes place at the Garden Street Academy Playing Fields in the historic Upper East neighborhood in Santa Barbara.
More than 300 friends, neighbors, and community leaders come together each year to celebrate our accomplishments while raising support for the protection of our region’s wildlife, wilderness, and waterways. Santa Barbara WILD! has become one of the premier conservation benefit events in Santa Barbara County. All proceeds go to protect your local forest.