Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Dave Newport
Submission Date March 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Richelle Reilly
Landscape Architect
Facilities Management-Administration
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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?:
Yes

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

There is a wetlands area behind Bear Creek Housing in Williams Village that is fenced off to be protected. Likewise, CU is in an ICUN Category V Species list for grid cell 34807 to protect the Anaxyrus boreas Western Toad, according to the IBAT assessment tool.


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:

CU interacts with CDPHE about sensitive areas before continuing on with any projects.


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

This section depends on the area being assessed.


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

"The University has 192 acres located in the mountains west of Boulder. The property has a few building that are used as a research station devoted to the study of environmental sciences. The remaining property is left in a natural state with no plans for development. In addition, there are areas along Boulder Creek on Main Campus and East Campus that will be left in a native natural state allowing for wildlife habitat. In addition, Williams Village has federally protected wetlands located along the banks of Bear Creek.

2011 UCB Campus Masterplan, Section V: Land and Facilities Plan/ 20, 26-27, 36-39"


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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