Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.22
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Maui College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Meagan Jones
SSM Faculty
Sustainable Science Management
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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?:
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 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:

The Kauluwehi garden on campus houses several native and endemic native plant species. Amongst one of those is the Ohia Lehua tree, which is listed as critically endangered.


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:
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The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

There is no specific on going methodology for the Ohia Lehua trees on campus other than to educate students and faculty about why it is important to preserve the native species and to show the community how to take care and plant them.


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

There is no physical assessment of protecting Ohia Lehua on campus.


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

There is no specific plan, but a maintenance plan of the garden is soon being created by Garden Coordinator Dustin Palos and Nicolette Van Der Lee.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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