What You Can Do to Help Conserve the Santa Cruz Sandhills

The Santa Cruz Sandhills are one reason why the California Floristic Province is a Global Biodiversity Hotspot. Here are some simple things you can do to help conserve the Santa Cruz Sandhills and contribute to global biodiversity preservation.

_____ 1. Support organizations that facilitate Sandhills Conservation, and get involved in Sandhills preservation, management, and education projects.

_____ 2. Encourage your local, state, and federal government officials to develop and implement Sandhills conservation programs, including habitat preservation, management, and education programs.

_____ 3. If you live in the Sandhills, manage your property to support native Sandhills species and encourage your neighbors to do the same.

_____ 4. Encourage Sandhills land management agencies and organizations to practice Sandhills-specific management strategies.

_____ 5. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the Sandhills, and encourage them to do what they can to help preserve local biodiversity.

_____ 6. Reduce your impacts when you recreate in the Sandhills by doing so only where it is legal and well-managed, and by hiking rather than riding horses or mountain bikes. (You'll will see so much more of what the Sandhills have to offer!)

_____ 7. Recycle glass containers to reduce demand for sand and thus the need for sand quarrying in the Sandhills and other sensitive communities.

_____ 8. Contact S.A.N.D. to find out what else you can do to facilitate Sandhills conservation.

Sandhills ponderosa pine in the early morning fog
Sandhills Alliance for Natural Diversity (S.A.N.D.)
PO Box 2363 Boulder Creek, CA 95006
www.santacruzsandhill.com ● e-mail: info@santacruzsandhills.com
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