Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

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, 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:

Not applicable


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?:
Yes

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

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."


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:

Each CEQA report lists "the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species".


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

2021 CEQA Statute & Guidelines, Section 15332 In-Fill Development Projects, 15380 Endangered, Rare or Threatened Species, and CSU CEQA Handbook, Section 1974.02


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

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

Not applicable (replaced a fully paved parking lot into a green field, grass and trees)


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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