Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:

Arizona State University’s Tempe campus grounds management is very conscience of our wildlife. The native plant landscape along the Biodesign Institute buildings contain native birds and insects. One animal we actively monitor and protect are bats that use certain campus buildings as a day or night roost. The campus is home to a large number of native birds, rodents, and insects due to the large variety of plants on campus including a lot of citrus and other fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs.

The Polytechnic campus grounds management carefully and deliberately selects plant species based on their native, desert oriented status in addition to being good habitat builders for the campus wildlife. For example, we use a species of milkweed in several washes in and around the campus that attract the monarch butterfly. Also, several birds ranging from the road runner to Anna’s hummingbird are routinely observed. Other wildlife such as the barn owls, coyotes, stripped skunks and red tailed hawks have also been observed and fostered.

State Land in trust for the University is currently maintained as open space with much of it in wilderness areas.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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