The Los Angeles Stewardship Mapping & Assessment Project (LA STEW-MAP) is part of a USDA Forest Service national research program that seeks to inventory, characterize, and geographically map the activities and relationships of environmental stewardship organizations in given areas. This project has the goal to improve both the scholarship and practice surrounding environmental stewardship and governance of urban natural resources. This project defines environmental stewardship as: the act of conserving, managing, monitoring, advocating for and/or educating the public about their local environments.
The Center for Urban Resilience’s STEW-MAP efforts include the LA County STEW-MAP, the preliminary Riverside STEW-MAP, and the Los Angeles River STEW-MAP which is currently in progress. These projects are a part of the USDA Forest Service national STEW-MAP project.
STEW-MAP has been applied to a number of areas, ranging from cities to rural areas. In the United States, STEW Map locations include Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, O'ahu, and San Juan in Puerto Rico. STEW-MAPs have also been implemented internationally in Columbia, France, China, and the Philippines. For a map with all STEW-MAP locations, visit the Locations section in the STEW-MAP site.
Click HERE for more information regarding the national STEW-MAP project.