This polygon shapefile depicts sandhill habitats in the County of Santa Cruz, California as defined in General Plan adopted May 24, 1994. Sandhills consists of the Zayante sands soil type in the Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley and Bonny Doon area. In these locations, these soils provide habitat for state and federally listed endangered species and locally unique species, such as the Mount Hermon June beetle, the Zayante band-winged grasshopper, Scotts Valley spineflower, Ben Lomond wallflower and silver-leaved manzanita. This layer is part of a collection of GIS data created for Santa Cruz County, California. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit falls under the purview of the County of Santa Cruz Information Services Department. The GIS Unit serves all County departments and external customers and provides data on land, features and people of Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County encompasses 4 cities and approximately 265,000 people. This coverage can be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analyses of geospatial data. County of Santa Cruz Information Services Department. (2015). Sandhills Habitat: Santa Cruz County, California, 2015. Santa Cruz County, California. Available at http://purl.stanford.edu/bs884ks5470. GIS Layer Number = 8C See Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan J. M. McGraw and M. Freeman Purpose: This data was oginally taken from the soils layer and used to develop the Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan. This layer is related to the ConserValueSandhillSite and SandhillsIPHCP layers.
County of Santa Cruz Planning Department General Plan (adopted May 24, 1994): http://www.sccoplanning.com/PlanningHome/SustainabilityPlanning/GeneralPlan.aspx These data were compiled from many different sources; therefore, the accuracy of the individual layers varies significantly, and some layers do not align exactly with others. In the urban areas, data are generally accurate within five to ten feet of their true geographic coordinates, but in the rural areas, data may be accurate to only within three hundred feet. With these limitations, the County of Santa Cruz disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of this data. This disclaimer is exclusive and in lieu of any warranties, fitness for particular purpose, and/or any other type of warranty, whether expressed or implied. This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.