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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.

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Liaison Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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University of Texas at San Antonio
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mei L Cabico
Facilities Planning Analyst
Facilities Planning and Development
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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 UTSA East Campus has a geology indicative of specific endangered species, and areas of it are also includes in the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer, the main source of drinking water for San Antonio.

Based on this, the UTSA Master Plan Sustainability Guidelines include provisions calling for the protection of sensitive habitat and the connectivity of habitat, as well as the protection of endangered species. The Master Plan establishes three "Greene\ Reserve" zones, the purpose of which includes sensitive and species rich riparian habitats and endangered species habitats and protecting the aquifer recharge zone. In zone three in particular, which includes the protected habitats and recharge areas, only small free-standing structures and water quality basins may be constructed.
The Master Plan Sustainability guidelines are found on: http://www.utsa.edu/masterplan/pdfs/MP_Sustainability_Guidelines.pdf

The Greene Reserve Guidelines are found on: http://www.utsa.edu/masterplan/pdfs/MP_Green_Reserve.pdf

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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