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Project: Santa Cruz Sandhills, Santa Cruz County

Description: The project involves a Wildlife Conservation Board grant and a subgrant of federal U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service funds to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County for a cooperative project with the Moore Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to assist with the acquisition of 189± acres of land in Santa Cruz County.

Reference Number: 36402005193

Implemented By: The Wildlife Conservation Board granting and subgranting to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Objective: The purpose of the project is to protect one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States and critical habitat that supports four plants and three animals found nowhere else in the world. This biological community is found only in outcrops of sand soil. Preservation and management of the sandhills habitat will benefit coastal rivers and the larger community, for which the Sandhills provide important ecosystem services.

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $4,103,042.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 8/4/2008    Actual Completion: 8/4/2008

Associated Counties: Santa Cruz

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution2/20/2008$500,000.00
Private Contribution2/20/2008$2,100,000.00
Prop. 84, Statewide Habitat Program2/20/2008$1,503,042.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitleSignficant Ecoystems and Natural Landscapes189acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleThreatened or Endangered Species Recovery189acres acquired


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