Biological Resources


Pelican in Water

Harbor Habitat




Balancing the needs of international trade with the protection of the natural resources of Los Angeles Harbor is an ongoing focus at the Port of Los Angeles. Our public trust role as caretakers of the local marine environment and its wildlife is integral to our day-to-day operations, ensuring that cargo movement and infrastructure improvements do not come at the expense of the harbor’s natural resources.

Since we began documenting harbor habitat conditions and marine biological communities decades ago, the Port has led numerous environmental protection initiatives that have resulted in measurable improvements in the local environment, air and water quality, as well as habitat preservation.