is a non-profit watershed conservation organization begun early in 1988, to preserve Sespe Creek, one of Southern California's last free-flowing rivers.
Of the Sespe's 55 miles, 31.5 were given federal Wild & Scenic River status in 1991.
Since 1997, KSWC has been working hard at fighting the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program and its successor, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, as they apply to National Forests. Under these programs, National Forests across the country are now permitted to levy a fee for access to undeveloped areas.
Fighting these programs and the commercialization agenda that's behind them, has become a main issue for the time being, since they affect the Sespe watershed, which lies almost entirely within Los Padres National Forest.
The focus of this website will be to provide information both about issues relating to the watershed of Sespe Creek and about National Forest access fees.
We would be happy to add your name to our mailing list to receive our free quarterly newsletter and action alert mailings on National Forest access fees.
Keep Sespe Wild, (805) 921-0618
P.O. Box 715, Ojai, CA 93024