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Enhancing Ecosystems and Human Well-Being in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability (“LA Urban Center”) operates through a partnership among the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region and Research Station and the City of Los Angeles (City Plants and Recreation and Parks). Joining in this collaboration are the many Federal, State, and local government partners as well as academia, industry, private, and non-profit organizations concerned with urban natural resources and socioecological resilience. For more information about our work, check out our strategic plan.
These goals inform the LA Urban Center’s priorities and provide guidance actions and decisions. Research and application areas generally focus on urban natural resources sustainability and socioecological resilience including inquiries focused on trees, water, air, soil, and sociocultural aspects.