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.