Protected Areas

About this map

This map features the regional, state, and national parks in and around Los Angeles. Many of the IUCN Protected Areas can be found within or near park boundaries – but notice that many critical habitat areas (designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) are outside of parks or protected areas. 

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Data sources: Critical habitat from US Fish and Wildlife Service; Protected areas from California Protected Areas Database.