Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Mizelle
Director Facilities Maintenance/Operations
Facilities Maintenance & Operations
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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 UAA main campus consists of 384 acres. Of that, only 149 acres have been developed. The remaining acres consist of forest and wetlands that contain unpaved trails, and are otherwise undeveloped. Additionally, we have a designated Class A wetland (Mosquito Lake) on campus which is protected for bird habitat and breeding. Moose, fox, coyote and the occasional black bear and beaver also have habitat at UAA. The stream (south fork of Chester Creek) that crosses UAA also has returning salmon and a healthy trout population.

“TREErific Anchorage has chosen UAA as one of three local establishments to be recognized for exceptional use of landscaping and/or preservation of natural vegetation. The University is recognized for its preservation of existing natural vegetation on the campus and for enhancing it with the largest variety of tree species in south-central Alaska, and for having a certified arborist on staff.”

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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