Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Angela Oberg
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Angie Oberg
Associate Director
Office of Climate Action
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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:
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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:
MAMMALS
- Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) – Endangered
- Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) – Threatened
- Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) – Proposed endangered

INSECTS
- Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) – Candidate

FLOWERS
- Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata) – Threatened

MIGRATORY BIRDS
- Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Non-BCC Vulnerable: Breeds Sep 1 to Jul 31
- Black-billed (CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds May 15 to Oct 10
- Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds Apr 28 to Jul 20
- Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds Mar 15 to Aug 25
- Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds May 1 to Aug 20
- Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) - Non-BCC Vulnerable: Breeds elsewhere
- Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds Apr 20 to Aug 20
- Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds May 1 to Jul 31
- Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds Apr 1 to Jul 31
- Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds May 10 to Sep 10
- Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) - BCC – BCR: Breeds elsewhere
- Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) - BCC Rangewide (CON): Breeds May 10 to Aug 31

Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:
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The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:
We used the US Fish and Wildlife Service IPaC tool to identify the endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on Rutgers campus

A brief description of the scope of the assessment(s):
All of the Rutgers-New Brunswick physical campus was included

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

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://ipac.ecosphere.fws.gov/location/index

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