Rare Habitat

About this map

This map shows the 11 rarest vegetation types in Los Angeles (less than one square kilometer of each type occurs in the County!). Approximately 75% of these habitats is currently found within a protected area, with dune and coastal bluff scrub habitats among the least protected vegetation types.

When exploring LA’s biodiversity, you can help conserve these unique local habitats by sticking to established trails and remembering to leave no trace.

Data source: Existing Vegetation – CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings). (2004). McClellan, CA: USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region.