Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Robert Dunning
Asst Director Facilities Operations
Campus Management
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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?:
Yes

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

Wetlands as defined by RI DEM


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:

New England Cottontail - Sylvilagus transitionalis, RSGCN (Southeastern Regional Species of Conservation Need).

Eastern Spadefoot Toad - state-endangered species that is the rarest of toads in Rhode Island.

Mammal Species of Greatest Conservation Need of Rhode Island - American Water Shrew, Eastern Mole, Smoky Shrew Southern Bog lemming


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
Yes

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

Wetlands as defined by RI DEM.


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

Hired biologists to identify wetlands.


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

Developed though system of observational study of local flora and fauna by professors. Used information on Federal websites to identify vulnerable species of biodiversity importance.


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

Bryant has a program to protect the feral cats on campus by providing spay and neutering for wild cats on campus.

In addition, Bryant deeply values it forests and surrounding wetlands. Bryant upholds utmost care when exploring new land to develop by minimizing disruption to the forested areas of campus. Our strategic and master planning goals are focused on development of areas already in our core.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The list of endangered species comes from a state assessment, not from the institution itself. We have not confirmed the presence of these species on campus

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