Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Alonso Noble
Assistant Superintendent
Facilities Management
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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:

27% of UC San Diego main campus is a ecological preserve and grove park. UC Sam Diego owns and manages nearly 102M sq ft of land, of which less than 6% is building footprint. UC San Diego’s permanent preserve urban forest of >200,000 trees reduces energy use by 12.9 GWh/yr, sequesters 10,000 tons/yr of C02 (5% of UC San Diego’s annual emissions), and traps and filters into the water table - 140 million gallons/yr of untreated storm water. Campus owns four Natural Reserve sites: Scripps Coastal Reserve, Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, Elliot Chaparral Reserve, and Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve. Scripps Coastal Reserve is a California Area of Special Biological Significance and a Marine Life Refuge and Ecological Reserve. UC San Diego received $2.65M to perform Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) protection work.

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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