Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Susquehanna University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chris Bailey
Director of Facilities
Facilities
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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:

From Derck and Edson Associates:

"One thing that we always do as we begin projects in a PNDI search. This is the PA Natural Diversity Inventory. I’ve attached the search results that we’ve done recently on campus. Here is the description from the DEP website for this methodology/process:

"DEP ensures that permit applicants utilize the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program's (PNHP) Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory Environmental Review Tool ("PNDI Tool") to protect threatened and endangered species, and special concern species where applicable, during the administration of permit programs. PNDI is the primary source of information utilized by DEP during the permit process for the protection of threatened and endangered species, and special concern species where applicable. The PNDI coordination effort facilitates the avoidance and minimization of impacts to threatened and endangered species, and special concern species where applicable."

If an endangered or threatened species is identified within our project area of interest, then we are restricted with what we can/can’t do with our project in order to protect that habitat."


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

See attached document for solar array documentation; also available for Admissions Building


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

See above


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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