Monarch butterfly

Can you imagine your life’s work (and your children’s… and your children’s children) is to travel up and down the United States? This is the life of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)! These polka-dotted, stained glass-winged butterflies are all about life cycles since that is how they get around. Monarch butterflies start off in the south during spring time. Eggs … Read More

Lodgepole chipmunk

The lodgepole chipmunk (Tamias speciosus) is a Californian through and through! This chipmunk can be found in the eastern Sierra Nevada and in southern California in the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, and San Gabriel mountains. Lodgepole chipmunks live in a coniferous forest that contains lodgepole pine, red fire, and Jeffrey pine and within elevations between 1,500 and 3,300 meters. Their … Read More

American black bear

We’ve seen the American black bear many times on the news, like Meatball the Bear who was notorious for stealing meatballs from a garage freezer and scaring the living daylights out of an distracted texting pedestrian. The American black bear can be found throughout forests in North America, from sea level to over 6,500 feet, and from northern Mexico to … Read More

Acorn woodpecker

Acorn woodpeckers may be the squirrels of the birds. Have you seen a tree with acorns stuck in its trunk? If so, then you are seeing the work of an acorn woodpecker! They are best known for drilling into tree trunks to hoard their acorn stash to tide them over during winter. An acorn woodpecker can drill up to 50,000 … Read More

Nov. 12: OurCounty Climate Action Plan Workshop

November 12, 2019 | 9-11 AM ARUP | 900 Wilshire Blvd., 19th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90017 Join us for a discussion around the OurCounty CAP, the comprehensive update to the County’s Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). The OurCounty CAP is a long-range plan outlining emission reduction targets and actions needed to address climate impacts in unincorporated Los Angeles County … Read More

Why do we need to act now?

It is well-established scientific consensus that human activities are responsible for the increase in heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, causing average global temperatures to rise over time. This rise in temperature is changing global climate patterns and increasing the likelihood of weather-related natural disasters, affecting Los Angeles County and communities worldwide. Climate change has the potential to harm … Read More

What will the OurCounty Climate Action Plan cover?

The OurCounty Climate Action Plan (OurCounty CAP) will outline actions that Los Angeles County plans to take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to a changing climate in unincorporated areas. The County’s existing Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) document was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2015 as a component of the Los Angeles County General Plan 2035; … Read More

Welcome to Climate Action, Los Angeles County!

In response to the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32), in 2015 the County of Los Angeles adopted its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) as part of the County’s General Plan update. This plan is due to sunset in 2020 and the Department of Regional Planning, in collaboration with the County’s Chief Sustainability Office, is hard at work updating the … Read More