CSUS BioInventory

A Comprehensive Inventory of the Plant, Animal, and Fungal Life Found on the SacState Campus

Introduction and History

Bioinventory of the SacState Campus began formally with Dr. M. Baad's floral list for the University () Arboretum.   The floral inventory was expanded to the entire campus by Masters candidate D. Popp (1991).  Dr. G.O. Graening and the Fall 2005 BIO-279 Class assembled this and other readily available data and entered it into a database (Microsoft Excel 2002).  This intramural, interdisciplinary bioinventory is an ongoing project that has not yet exhaustively listed the species richness of the SacState Campus.  We welcome any submission of well-documented species' occurrences not yet listed in the Checklist.

SacState Bioinventory Checklist

The Checklist is currently at: 609 taxa.

Download the Checklist of Flora and Fauna of SacState (Microsoft Excel 2002 Spreadsheet, 128 kb)

Download the Map of Bioinventory Boundary and Natural Habitats of the Campus  (in progress)

Plantings of the University Arboretum

Download the Map of Plantings in the University Arboretum  (or higher resolution version 69 Mb) and the Plant List Index at this link

Link to the University Arboretum

How to Submit a New Species Record

You may download the Species Record Form at this link.  Please send the Form to Dr. G. O. Graening by email atgraening@csus.edu.

Data Sources

Baad, M. 2006. Trees and shrubs growing in the University Arboretum, August 30, 2006. Unpublished inventory of the University Arboretum. Biological Sciences Department, California State University, Sacramento.

CSUS. 2006. Unpublished data of graduate students of the Biological Sciences Department, California State University, Sacramento. BIO-279 Class of Fall 2005, BIO-279 Class of Fall 2006.

Popp, D. 1991. A multiple entry key to the trees and shrubs of the California State University, Sacramento campus. Masters thesis, California State University, Sacramento. Click here to download Popp's map.

Snider, B., R. G. Titus, and B. A. Payne. 1997. Lower American River emigration survey, November 1994-September 1995. Technical Report No. 97-3. Stream Evaluation Program, California Department of Fish and Game.

The Sacramento Bee. 1991a. "Picnickers'' surprise guest at CSUS: a lion". Metro Section, Page B3, January 2, 1991. Author unidentified. Click here to download article.

The Sacramento Bee. 1991b. "Collegiate cougar is one sick kitty - mountain lion caught at CSUS has leukemia, may have to be killed". Metro Section, Page B1, January 8, 1991.  Author unidentified. Click here to download article.