Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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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?:
No

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

CEQA evaluations were completed for for Science Wings A and B (2012), Public Safety (2011) and Corporation Yard (2012). In May 2017, Cal State LA completed a Final Environmental Impact Report for its North Campus Project.


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

Each CEQA report lists "the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species" per CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332, and CSU CEQA Handbook, Section 1974.02

The North Campus Project Final Environmental Impact Report founds "No plant or animal community, rare or endangered plant or animal, or fish or wildlife habitat exist on the site. No important examples of California history or prehistory are present on the site. Therefore, no adverse impact will result."


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

Not applicable


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