Home Sandhills USFWS Species Banking Contact Us
Ben Lomond Wallflower
Ben Lomond Wallflower

Mount Hermon June Beetle
Mount Hermon June Beetle

Silverleaf Manzanita
Silverleaf Manzanita

Band-winged Grasshopper
Band-winged Grasshopper

Ben Lomond Spineflower
Ben Lomond Spineflower

Ben Lomond buckwheat
Ben Lomond buckwheat
Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank


IN THE NEWS

· U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
November 1, 2011-Interim Habitat Conservation Plan Approved For Landowners in Santa Cruz County, California

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
November 1, 2011-OK may ease building permit process in Zayante Sandhills

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
August 24, 2011-Nature Connection: Only in Santa Cruz

· SV Press Banner
August 12, 2011-City streamlines sand hills building permits

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
August 4, 2011-Scotts Valley approves Sandhills plan

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
August 2, 2011-Scotts Valley to discuss adopting plan to allow homeowners to build on sensitive habitat

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
July 30, 2011-County's Sandhills plan could make additions easier for thousands

· The Federal Register
March 30, 2011-Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 61

· SCAOR®
March,2009-Another Local Real Property Issue The Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank

· The Valley Post
February 12, 2008-Environmentalists and Property Owners Both Win in Zayante Sandhills Deal

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 16, 2008-Sandhills conservation bank gets county approval

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
Novenber 11, 2007-Swath of rare sandhills slated for protection

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 23, 2006-'Grand Opening' of conservation banking system

· The Valley Post
June 8, 2006-Proposed for Protected Habitat in SLV Gets Initial Federal Approval

· Santa Cruz Sentinel
May 18, 2006-A new way to protect the sandhills

    The Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank
    (ZSCB) is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and restoring key parcels of sandhill habitat in Santa Cruz County. ZSCB offers a creative, habitat-based solution to preservation and recovery of rare and endangered sandhill species in the region. By focusing on large, contiguous areas of high quality habitat, ZSCB offers marked biological advantages to piecemeal regulation of fragmented and/or partially developed sites. ZSCB also facilitates a more coherent, straightforward regulatory framework for those property owners who are seeking compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to endangered species.


      The Goals of the Conservation Bank are:
    • To protect and enhance native biological diversity
    • To carry out rigorous quantitative sampling protocols for rare and endangered species
    • To implement management, restoration and enhancement projects to increase the abundance and distribution of rare, endangered and other special status plant taxa
    • To increase populations of two endangered animal species and to assist in overall recovery of these species
    • To maintain key conservation parcels in perpetuity

     

    More than 1,800 species worldwide are now listed as threatened and endangered, and thousands more could face extinction unless they are protected.

    110 Success Stories for Endangered Species Day 2012




Copyright ©, - All web site design, text, graphics, content, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software Copyright ©, Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any use of materials on this web site--including reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication--without the prior written permission of Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank, is strictly prohibited.