The Los Padres National Forest is an American treasure. It is a wild place with remote mountains, valleys, springs, and clean running creeks and rivers. The forest gives a protected home to endangered condors, foxes, owls, frogs, regional lizards, snakes, fish, solitary bears, and wild mountain lions. It is one of the most botanically diverse forests in America with chaparral, native grasses, redwoods, wildflowers, manzanita, conifers, oaks, and beautiful ferns along the front and back country creeks. The Los Padres National Forest protects ancient Chumash sites and Chumash rock art found in caves and on rocks.
Our living, public forest needs protection and care. Los Padres ForestWatch is the non-profit leading the way in protecting and caring for the Los Padres National Forest. Since 2004 they have accomplished much on a relatively small budget. They kept the oil industry from expanding in the back country which protects groundwater resources. They stopped a proposal to hunt black bear in San Luis Obispo County, prevented logging around Figueroa Mountain, conducted habitat restoration at various locations such as Lizards Mouth. They have been the eyes and ears of the Los Padres National Forest and we in the public are incredibly fortunate to have Los Padres ForestWatch protecting this treasure.
Great community programs! I just took the back backing class offered and learned so much. Great to know all the fees went back to the organization.
Our forests belong to the people but more and more this right is being taken away from us for the sole purpose of corporate profits with no regarding to the treasure of the land, natural resources and wildlife. I feel so comforted and reassured that the Los Padres ForestWatch has a watchful eye and is working hard to protect our forest lands, waterways, wildlife and natural resources for the benefit of the public and the sustainability of the planet. They are careful about every penny donated to them and have a proven record to doing so much with so little. They deserve our support. Thank you!
Los Padres Forest Watch is a great local non-profit doing awesome work in Ventura County. Their team of employees and the local volunteers they recruit are always friendly, always energetic, and always full of great information regarding issues and new initiatives. Their work on the Save Santa Paula Canyon campaign is inspiring, and their persistence in pursuing action and justice on important local issues is amazing. I had the opportunity to volunteer one day with Forest Watch for a forest land clean up, and it was very educational and rewarding. The team was so fun! Great local group doing important work.
Thank you for fighting the oil companies digging more oil in a beautiful area.
Ventura is an oil heavy county and Los Padres Forestwatch helps fight the development that is constantly being proposed on this county's beautiful natural resources. They present the voice of the citizens who are thankful to be able to enjoy the outdoors, when much too often it is only the businesses and industries whose economic interests are the only opinions heard by the government.
I have worked with LPFW on many of their events. They do great work all for an amazing cause and I really cannot wait to see how they continue to grow. They really do a lot of great things for the community.
LPFW is an amazing group and I have been a fan since first being introduced to them in 2006. They are on top of all the hot bed issues pertaining to Los PAdres and work tirelessly to protect the wilderness I have come to know and love. I've worked with them on several projects and am always amazed at their professionallism and dedication to preserving the national forest. They work on such a diverse range of topics from logging to ORV to fracking and condor preservation. They are one of the only groups protecting such a large tract of national forest from the LA county line almost to Santa cruz and do so much good. I hope that in the years to come, my kids can explore the forest in the same state as I have and hold it close to their hearts.
Thanks to all the LPFW crew for all your efforts.