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 urban 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.