Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

SEA

A Component of General Plan 2035


img_sea-logoAs a component of the General Plan, the SEA Program Update will build on the existing SEA Program. The SEA Program Update is primarily focused on changes to the following:

Contact Information

For more information about the Draft SEA Ordinance or the SEA Program as a whole, or to sign up for our SEA Program email contact list please email: Emma Howard at ehoward@planning.lacounty.gov or call: 213-974-6476 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Written mail for our office may be addressed to:
SEA Program
c/o Emma Howard
Regional Planning Department Floor 13
320 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

OVERVIEW:

A Significant Ecological Area (SEA) designation is given to land that contains irreplaceable biological resources. Individual SEAs include undisturbed or lightly disturbed habitat supporting valuable and threatened species, linkages and corridors to promote species movement, and are sized to support sustainable populations of its component species. The objective of the SEA Program is to preserve the genetic and physical diversity of the County by designing biological resource areas capable of sustaining themselves into the future. The County’s SEA Program began in 1980 with the adoption of SEAs in the Los Angeles County General Plan.

SEA PROGRAM HISTORY:

Click here to go to the SEA History Page.

SEA FAQS:

Click here to download a copy of common questions about the SEA Program.

MEETINGS AND HEARINGS:

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Public Meeting Ordinance Draft Date
General Plan Hearing #5
Significant Ecological Areas Program
Click here for more information June 25, 2014*
Significant Ecological Areas Program Click here for more information August 6, 2014*
*subject to change, please check this page regularly for updates to the schedule.

PAST MEETINGS:

Public Meeting Ordinance Draft Date
General Plan Hearing #3
Significant Ecological Areas Program
SEA Ordinance Draft 5 April 23, 2014
Regional Planning Commission Discussion Item,
Agenda Item #15
SEA Ordinance Draft 4 View Video & Agenda:
December 11, 2013
Regional Planning Commission Discussion Item,
Agenda Item #7
SEA Ordinance Draft 3 View Video & Agenda:
May 2, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion Item,
Agenda Item #8
SEA Ordinance Draft 1 View Video & Agenda:
January 23, 2013

RESEARCH SEAS:

Click here to learn more about individual SEAs and to learn how to find out if your parcel is inside a proposed or existing SEA.

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