Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marcella Gilchrist
Site Manager, Tucker Wildlife Manager
Natural Science
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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, and/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:

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is adjacent the Cleveland National Forest which contains Coastal Sage Scrub habitat, and California Gnatcatchers.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas (including most recent year assessed) and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Weekly avian studies are conducted using USGS style point counts. Daily observational data is also recorded. Comprehensive vegetation surveys are conducted once every other year.


A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

Birds abound at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Over 50 bird species make the sanctuary their home. Some of them include:

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Calliope Hummingbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Great Horned Owl
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Phainopepla
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Turkey Vulture
White-throated Swift
Yellow Warbler

The four habitats at the sanctuary are Oak Woodland, Riparian, coastal sage scrub and chaparral.


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

In 2018, a habitat restoration project was completed by Scouts, high school students and other volunteers. They planted over 220 new native plants. This project brings shelter, food, nesting sites and nesting materials to the sanctuary's resident and migratory bird species. These much needed resources also invite Mule Deer, Raccoons, Skunks, Gray Foxes, Ground squirrels and a myriad of other local species.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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