Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Westminster College - Utah
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

Emigration Creek flows through campus. The Emigration Creek Natural Area is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat.


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?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

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:

Environmental Biology and Ecology students monitor Emigration Creek, including water quality testing and species inventories. Westminster has also worked with Trout Unlimited and Utah Rivers Council to improve the habitat for the native Bonneville Cutthroat Trout on the creek and completed fish monitoring for the species.


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

Bonneville Cutthroat Trout in the Emigration Creek Riparian Zone


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

Restoration work has been done on the creek flowing through campus to promote urban waterway biodiversity, and particularly to improve the habitat for the native Bonnevile Cutthroat Trout. Ongoing monitoring is done in conjunction with the county.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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