Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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?:
No

A brief description of any legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance on institution owned or managed land:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable 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 methodology(-ies) used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

In 2009 the University conducted an Ecological Assessment in preparation for Master Planning. The report identified 126 acres of interior forest habitat important to breeding neotropical migratory birds.


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

Interior Forest was defined as having a buffer of at least 100 feet from any human disturbance, and a tree diversity typical of the Piedmont region. Comparisons were made with a large regional park 2 miles from campus that has a longer data set demonstrating habitat value for migrating neotropical birds.


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

In campus master plans for landscape management, the interior forest areas and buffers are designated as Natural Landscapes.


The website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity policies and programs(s) is available:
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