The Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan
The Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan (McGraw 2004) outlines a strategy for preserving native biodiversity in the Santa Cruz Sandhills. The 354 page document includes:
- A synthesis of the available information about the biology of this unique system
- Biological species accounts for the 7 endemic Sandhills plants and animals
- An assessment of the threats to the persistence of Sandhills species and communities
- The Sandhills Conservation Planning project, which identifies key preservation and management priorities
- Sandhills-specific management strategies to address the impacts of fire exclusion, exotic plants, and recreational use
- Recommended guidelines for restoration, reclamation, and landscaping to enhance Sandhills habitat
- A summary of Sandhills research and recommendations for future research
- Education, interpretation, and outreach programs designed to enhance awareness and appreciation of the Sandhills
- An outline of 'next steps' for Sandhills conservation
You can download a pdf of the complete Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan or view just the Table of Contents.
For more information about the Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan, please contact Jodi McGraw.