Keep Sespe Wild Committee (KSWC) 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, as it applies to the National Forests. Under this program, National Forests across the country are now permitted to levy a fee for entering. Fighting this program and the commercialization agenda that is behind it, has become the organizations main issue for the time being, as it affects Sespe Creek, which lies almost entirely within Los Padres National Forest.