The San Diego region is a “hot spot” for biodiversity and species endangerment. It contains more rare, threatened, and endangered species than any comparable area of land in the continental United States. Within the region covered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Carlsbad office here in Carlsbad, there are 102 federally threatened or endangered species.The diversity of the lands in our region as well as the variety of the plant and animal species they support, is a key component of our community identity. The quantity and quality of Carlsbad’s open space has been identified again and again as a priority of the community. Carlsbad Community Gardens views community gardening projects as a means to promote and share sustainable gardening practices so that we all become better stewards of our precious natural resources.Read more about our unique ecosystems and how sustainable gardens help protect them.