|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
University of South Florida
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat
Office of Sustainability
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:
The USF Ecological Research Area (EcoArea) is a 500-acre plot of wetland and sandhill habitat. It is home to a variety of plants and animals, many of whom are threatened or endangered and also several that are fire-dependent. Part of the area is routinely burned in order to conduct research on ecological succession. The EcoArea has two primary functions: research and teaching.
The USF Tampa Facility and Campus also includes a private riverfront park and conservation land for wetland research.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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