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Ben Lomond Wallflower
Ben Lomond Wallflower

Mount Hermon June Beetle
Mount Hermon June Beetle

Silverleaf Manzanita
Silverleaf Manzanita

Band-winged Grasshopper
Band-winged Grasshopper

Ben Lomond Spineflower
Ben Lomond Spineflower

Ben Lomond buckwheat
Ben Lomond buckwheat
Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank

A Conservation Bank Protects our Natural Resources

A conservation bank is somewhat like a financial bank. The bank is a place that contains important natural resources. It protects these resources just like a bank protects your money.

When someone plans a project that will impact endangered species or other natural resources such as wetlands, they can buy credits in a conservation bank. The bank owner then uses the money to protect the resources in the bank.

Traditionally, project developers have been asked to preserve a portion of the area they are developing. Sometimes this is a good policy. But lots of times it is better for endangered species to have larger areas protected in banks. It is also more efficient and cost effective to manage a bank instead of small, isolated properties.

Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office

Conservation Banking Resources

Sandhills Conservation Organizations Sandhills Conservation Agencies

Elected Government Officials For the Sandhills Region

United States Government
Santa Cruz County Government
California State Government
City of Scotts Valley Government



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