We are finding new ways to integrate the built environment, the natural landscape and the plants and animals around us.

  • Assessing biodiversity and ecosystem health, by establishing baseline knowledge of the presence and distribution of ecosystems, habitats and species in Los Angeles County.
  • Enhancing ecosystem health and resiliency but integrating biodiversity into the built environment and restoring local ecosystems.
  • Understanding and measuring the relationship between ecosystem health and human health and well-being – and ensuring equal access to green spaces and natural areas to all of society.