Also called chaparral or bush. This is the indigenous vegetation in the mountain and foothill areas of California. Many of these plants have very high oil contents which make them a high fire danger.
Land other than that dedicated for other uses such as agriculture, urban, mining, or parks.
Land covered mainly be native vegetation and does not include agricultural, urban, or industrial areas.
Ecologically healthy lands that are in their original natural state.
Wildlands are areas of land where plants and animals exist free of human interference. Ecologists assert that wildlands promote biodiversity, that they preserve historic genetic traits and that they provide habitat for wild flora and fauna that may be difficult to recreate in zoos, arboretums or laboratories.