Wildlife corridors connect areas of habitat and provide a vital pathway through human development that could otherwise impede biological life of all kinds. Over time, structures like buildings, roads and fences can be barriers to wildlife movement and survival as they fragment the habitat into smaller and smaller pieces.
The Los Angeles City Council is leading efforts to protect these irreplaceable natural resources as they contemplate the city’s first-ever pilot Wildlife Ordinance District, which was developed to balance wildlife habitat and connectivity with private property development and residents in western Los Angeles, mainly between the 101 and 405 freeways and within the Santa Monica Mountains.
On September 21, please join the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge for a conversation on Los Angeles wildlife corridors and the pending ordinance, which is currently open for public comment.
Joining us in this online event:
• Author of the legislation that spurred the ordinance, Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Koretz, 5th District, with opening remarks
• The Los Angeles City Planning Department, with an overview of the Wildlife Ordinance
• A panel of UCLA experts in environmental law, biodiversity, arts and architecture and urban planning with perspectives on the ordinance and its beneficial impacts on wildlife and Angelenos alike
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