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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Bryant University
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Greg Gurney
Assistant Director Facilities
Facilities
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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 any legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance on institution owned or managed land:

Wetlands as defined by RI DEM


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No

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:

Hired biologists to identify wetlands.


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

Wetlands as defined by RI DEM.


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

Bryant has a program to protect the ferule cats on campus by providing spay and neutering for wild cats on campus.

In addition, Bryant deeply values it forests and surrounding wetlands. Bryant upholds utmost care when exploring new land to develop on,


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