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In The Headlines

Los Angeles Bans Fracking

SustainableBusiness.comMarch 3, 2014 - On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously for a moratorium on fracking.

How Los Angeles Became an Unlikely Model of Urban Sustainability

Coachella Valley IndependentFebruary 10, 2014 - Under cover of one of the worst environmental reputations on the planet, Los Angeles is becoming an unlikely model of sustainability.

About Us

The Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability ("LA Center") operates through a partnership among the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Urban Ecosystems & Social Dynamics Program; the USDA Forest Service, Region 5 - State & Private Forestry, Cooperative Forestry: Urban and Community Forestry; the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks; and The Million Trees LA Initiative. The partners work jointly to oversee this center of excellence in urban natural resources stewardship and promote adaptive management, technology transfer and science.  The LA Center serves as a "Research Destination Hub" where key environmental, urban ecosystems, urban natural resource and social dynamic studies work will serve to enhance the urban forests, urban waterways, urban wildlife, green infrastructure and lives throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.  The LA Center is a physical place to focus research and technology transfer as well as a hub in the network of relationships among a growing community of scholars, policy makers, cooperators and facilities focused on urban natural resources sustainability.

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