Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Bhargavi Jeyarajah
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

None known except for migratory species.


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?:
No

A list of endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution, by level of extinction risk:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
Yes

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:

UTA is an extremely urban campus with very little greenspace that is not occupied by buildings or human infrastructure. Most greenspace is highly cultivated with non-native plant species.


The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

One class, Biology of Texas, does some informal biodiversity surveying through the iNaturalist program. Approximately fifty students a year survey the campus informally for biodiversity.


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

Approximately fifty students each year catalog some observations required for their iNaturalist class project on the UTA campus.


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

The Green at College Park

The Green at College Park, located at 601 S. Pecan Street, is a focal point along the City of Arlington’s Center Street Pedestrian Trail. An urban oasis and green space for the University community, neighbors and downtown visitors. The Sustainable Strategies for this project included Planting plan that created more than 50% wildlife habitat


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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