Restoring California Habitat
Griffith Park West Trail Restoration Project
In the fall of 2022, the L.A. Zoo partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to collaborate on a long-term habitat restoration project in Griffith Park. The Zoo hosts monthly volunteer events at Fern Dell West Trail to survey wildlife, collect trash, and remove invasive plants like tree tobacco, cocklebur, fennel, mustard, and castor bean. These non-native plants quickly outcompete native flora and threaten the wildlife that depends on local ecosystems. Through invasive species removal, clean-ups, and community engagement, the Zoo provides healthier habitats for native flora and fauna.
How does this relate to our mission?
Los Angeles is located in one of the 36 biodiversity hotspots worldwide, and many species are threatened by the loss of natural habitats needed for survival. The L.A. Zoo is committed to efforts that safeguard biodiversity and increase access to conservation and nature for all communities. To learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts, download the Conservation Strategic Plan.
How can you get involved?
The L.A. Zoo extends an open invitation for all our communities to join us in this local conservation effort. To RSVP for an event, click on the link below. For other questions and information, please contact email@example.com.