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EHL identifies and safeguards our most critical lands.  From majestic oak woodlands and scenic meadows, to gentle hillsides of coastal sage scrub, to the life sustaining waters of streams and wetlands, we advocate for the preservation of natural habitats in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and related ecological regions.

EHL gives voice to the plants and animals for whom it is our privilege and responsibility to speak.  This region is one of the world’s most biologically diverse, and many of our plant and animal species are threatened with extinction.  As Southern California’s only regional conservation organization, EHL has led the way in establishing an unprecedented, interconnected system of nature reserves.  However, there is much more work to do.  By focusing on science-based priorities, and using the Endangered Species Act as leverage, we continue the monumental work of preserving our natural heritage for future generations.