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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 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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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?:
No

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

A tree inventory was performed in the summer of 2014 to identify the diversity and abundance of tree species on campus with the hopes of increasing biodiversity to lower the risk of disease wiping out a large quantity of trees on campus. This was a follow up study that had been performed in 2010 to see if the plan put in place following the initial study was successful


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

1273 trees were present on campus representing 70 different species. Both of these numbers increased from the initial study. The most common species in both studies was the Norway Maple however, its abundance did decrease from 25% in 2010 to 21% in 2014.


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

The Forestry & Environmental Management faculty in partnership with Facilities Management plan to continue to strategically plan the planting and removal of trees on campus to continue to promote biodiversity and build a more robust tree community on campus.


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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