Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Robert Chavez
Director: CAS Operations
Cap Assets: Env Hlth & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:
The NAU Campus is home to many kinds of wildlife: birds, foxes, skunks, ground squirrels, rock squirrels, etc. Only in the case of an animal becoming a nuisance or danger to the University community do we trap. In those cases the animal is relocated to an off-campus site in the forest.

NAU also has a Centennial Forest:
The NAU Centennial Forest is Northern Arizona University's research, teaching, and demonstration forest - a cooperative venture between Northern Arizona University and the Arizona State Land Department.

In 1959, the Arizona State Land Department designated 4,000 acres of forest land as an "outdoor laboratory" for the School of Forestry at Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). The research and education programs initiated by the designation helped establish the school as one of the top rated forestry institutions in the country

In April 2000, the two organizations came together once again to establish a much larger research, education, and demonstration forest spanning nearly 50,000 acres of forest, woodland, and grassland.

Note: This is not specifically for wildlife habitats but does provide a place for wildlife to inhabit thus fulfilling the purpose of this credit.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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