Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, or regions of conservation importance?:
No

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

None of ASU's campuses meet any of the criteria as including or being adjacent to legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, or regions of conservation importance.

ASU does have a small property, Tonto Creek Camp, that is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest. According to data in the USGS Protected Areas Database of the United States, Tonto National Forest is not listed as any of the IUCN Protected Area Categories I-VI. This database describes Tonto National Forest as "managed for multiple uses - subject to extractive (e.g. mining or logging) or OHV use"

Additionally, Tonto National Forest is not listed in the World Database on Protected Areas (https://www.protectedplanet.net/c/world-database-on-protected-areas).


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A list of endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution, by level of extinction risk:

The following were identified using the the U.S. Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPaC) online map tool:

ASU West:
- California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni), Endangered
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Threatened
- Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), Endangered

ASU Downtown:
- Sonoran Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis), Experimental/Non-essential
- California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni), Endangered
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Threatened
- Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), Endangered

ASU Tempe:
- California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni), Endangered
- Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, (Empidonax traillii extimus), Endangered
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Threatened
- Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), Endangered

ASU Polytechnic:
- California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni), Endangered
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Threatened

ASU Lake Havasu City:
- California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni), Endangered
- Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, (Empidonax traillii extimus), Endangered
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Threatened
- Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), Endangered
- Northern Mexican Gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops), Threatened
- Bonytail (Gila elegans), Endangered
- Razorback Sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Endangered

No critical habitats were identified for any ASU campuses.


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:

An assessment conducted using the keybiodiversityareas.org tool does not show any areas of biodiversity importance on any ASU campus.


The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Endangered and vulnerable species were identified using the U.S. Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPaC) decision support system's online tool.


A brief description of the scope of the assessment(s):

Virtual assessment using the online IPaC tool.


A brief description of the plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats, and/or ecosystems:

N/A


Estimated percentage of areas of biodiversity importance that are also protected areas :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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