Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.80
Liaison Carey Hewett
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bunyard
Analyst
BIMAR
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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?:
Yes

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

We assist in the protection of burrowing owls on property adjacent to Pantex (NE of Amarillo). Our biggest effort with land conservations and species protection is the Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan. We also work closely with TWPD and their Guadalupe Bass (state fish of Texas) Conservation Program, since the South Llano River bisects the 411 acre campus at Junction.


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:

Burrowing Owl
Guadalupe Bass


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:

Guadalupe Bass and Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan *Please refer to the Watershed Protection Plan


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

Electroshocking, fishing and seining, 2017


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

We assist in the protection of burrowing owls on property adjacent to Pantex. Our biggest effort with land conservations and species protection is the Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan. We also work closely with TWPD and their Guadalupe Bass Conservation Program, since the South Llano River bisects the 411 acre campus at Junction.


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

*Please refer to the Watershed Protection Plan


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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