Learn About Your Unique Location
Use our interactive geographic information system (GIS) map to learn about the individual qualities of your location. Our GIS map will help you understand how your property fits within different local habitat types, for example Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub or Chaparral. You can explore past fires in your area, as well as the jurisdiction and protection plans established in your community. We hope this information helps you understand your particular location, and how the decisions you make on your own property –and together as a community– can influence your vulnerability to wildfire.
How to navigate the map
Los Angeles County Fire Stations
Locations of all Los Angeles County Fire Stations. LA County Fire Stations are shown in red and the numbers correspond to the Station number. Additional information available by clicking on any of the station’s icons.
Los Angeles County Station Boundaries
Show in red the zone boundaries of all Los Angeles County Fire Stations. Additional information available by clicking on any of the boundary lines.
Ventura County Fire Stations
Locations of all Ventura County Fire Stations. Ventura County Fire Stations are shown in blue and the numbers correspond to the Station number.
Ventura County Fire Station Boundaries
Show in blue the zone boundaries of all Ventura County Fire Stations.
Historical Fire Perimeters
Community Wildfire Protection Plan – Planning Units
The Santa Monica Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a plan developed in collaboration with local government, land management agencies, fire departments, homeowner groups and other local residents. The CWPP planning units are areas of the mountains where communities share similar wildfire risks and can collaborate as a group to reduce their risk.
Wildlife Habitat Linkages
The Wildlife Habitat linkage map addresses the potential movement needs for several focal species of animals and vegetation in the Santa Monica and Sierra Madre, Sierra Madre and Castaic, and Ventura River region habitats.
Santa Monica Mountains EcoRegions
Created by the National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It outlines floristically-based environmental regions representing broad patterns in geology, topography, and climate.
Santa Monica Mountains Vegetation Detailed
This Vegetation map is for the Santa Monica Mountains and Vicinity, this information is very detailed. Zoom in significantly to see the vegetation type that is predominant in that region. Additional information available by clicking on any of the highlighted areas.
SMMC-MRCA Area of Interest
Perimeters of the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy (SMMC) and The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) area of interest.
Wildland Urban Interface: 2010
A U.S. Forest Service tiled map depicting Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) data for 2010. The WUI is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. It is a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. By default our map opens with this layer on. Please find additional color coding information by clicking on the layer name.
California Fire Hazard Severity Zones
Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ) are mapped by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). These maps are a measure of wildfire hazard exposure and are used to to determine what building and fire code standards are required for any property