About Us

Conservancy Mission Statement

The Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy’s mission is to acquire open space and manage public lands within the Baldwin Hills, Ballona Creek and Upper Dominguez Channel watersheds to provide recreation, restoration and protection of wildlife habitat within the territory for the public’s enjoyment and educational experience.

Conservancy’s Enabling Statutes

Conservancy Partners

Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority
(A Joint Powers Authority of the Baldwin Hills & Urban Watersheds Conservancy and the County of Los Angeles).

The Baldwin Hills & Urban Watersheds Conservancy has joined the County of Los Angeles as a member the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority (BHRCA). The mission of BHRCA is to acquire, expand and improve open space within the Baldwin Hills and Ballona Creek, and other natural and recreational areas in the Second Supervisorial District of the County of Los Angeles. The Conservancy is able to apply its vast expertise in land acquisition and preservation in assisting the County of Los Angeles in creating much-needed recreational areas in the heart of Los Angeles. The long-range goals of BHRCA and other agencies involved in the planning and acquisition process of the Baldwin Hills is to create a large-scale premium urban park.

Board Members

  1. Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Chairperson
  2. Norma Garcia, Vice-Chair
  3. William Vanderberg, Public Member Appointed by the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson

Upcoming Board Meetings

July 11, 2024 from 10:00am – 11:30am • Agenda

For archived meeting agendas and Board packages, please email info@bhc.ca.gov.

Conservancy Environmental Justice and Tribal Policies

Baldwin Hills & Urban Watersheds Conservancy Territory

The territory covers approximately 70 square-miles of the Southern Ballona Creek and Upper Dominguez Watersheds. The service area represents the most densely populated municipalities in the State, including Unincorporated LA County, Inglewood, Culver City, City of Los Angeles, Lennox, West Athens, Del Aire, Lawndale, Westmont, El Segundo, and portions of  Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Santa Monica and Hawthorne.

Printable Territory Map
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GIS Territory Map
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One Big Park Concept Illustrative

The Future of the Baldwin Hills Parklands

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