|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 13, 2017|
University of San Diego
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions that own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to any of the following:
Institutions may identify legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and regions of conservation importance using the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for Research & Conservation Planning, the U.S. Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPaC) decision support system, or an equivalent resource or study.
Office of Sustainability
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?:
A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
The areas along the border of campus are protected. More detailed information is available as part of the USD Master Plan Update: http://catcher.sandiego.edu/items/usd/USD-MasterPlan-120816.pdf (pages 13 and 14)
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?:
Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
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:
A comprehensive environmental impact report during the Master Plan Update in 2015-2016.
A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:
The following plants have been marked as protected in the USD Master Plan Update:
Coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica)
Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi)
California Adolphia (Adolphia californica)
San Diego Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus viridescens)
A brief description of plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.