Bill would protect Ojai backcountry

05222014 Matilija-PhotoByJeffJonesVast swaths of Central Coast wilderness areas — including the Matilija backcountry (above) — may soon receive additional protection. (photo by Jeff Jones/Los Padres Forest Watch)

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Areas including Matilija Creek and parts of the Sespe River and backcountry in Ventura County could get sweeping permanent protections as part of legislation introduced last week by Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24).

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