|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
A portion of the VCU Rice Rivers Center is under a conservation easement that is held and managed by The Nature Conservancy.
The Rice Rivers Center is within an area designated by the Audobon Society as the Lower James River Bird Area.
All wetlands on the Rice River Center property were delineated using industry methodology by a certified wetland scientist.
Surveys of animals, especially insects and birds, as well as plants been, and continue to be conducted to determine overall biodiversity and the presence/absence of endangered/threatened species.
There are a variety of wetlands at the Rice Rivers Center. Atlantic Sturgeon, a federally endangered species occurs in the James River at the center.
There are no specific plans in effect other than the continued adherence to the terms of the conservation easement placed on some of the center's acreage.
Sent email with attachement to Len Smock 7/13/15 per conversation with Anne Wright.
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