(SCMBC) Local "species at risk" list now online
The Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional
Council is pleased to announce that a list of animal species
at risk of extirpation in the Santa Cruz Mountains is available
online. SCMBC is a biodiversity planning and conservation group
for the Santa Cruz Mountains bioregion.
The list is not a compilation of state or federally listed species,
but rather looks strictly at our Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregion
and species likely to be extirpated here within the next 50 years.
The list was prepared by local experts for each taxonomic group
and will be revised as additional scientific information becomes
available. We invite everyone to contribute any credible scientific
information about the listed species, or about unlisted species
that may warrant addition to the list. Surprisingly, information
about the status of many species in the Santa Cruz Mountains is
either lacking or difficult to access.
We hope that the sensitive animal list will be used to provide greater
consideration for habitat protection of the listed species in any
proposed land use changes; recreation plans, management and conservation
plans; stream ecosystem modifications or emergency repairs; or new
commercial or residential developments.
To this end our Board of Directors encourages the widespread use
of this list by land conservancies, park and open space districts,
educational institutions, municipal water districts, cities, counties,
ABAG, AMBAG, state agencies, federal agencies, as well as the local
community of natural resource professionals, environmental consultants,
and concerned land owners.
For changes to or deletions from the SCMBC email list, contact
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