Cal Poly Pomona is one of the most biologically diverse campuses in the CSU system. In addition to its gardens, orchards, and agricultural fields, it has portions of four different ecological communities (coastal sage scrub, walnut woodland, oak woodland, and riparian woodland). These natural areas are home to at least 100 different species of birds, 39 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, 261 species of plants, and more species of insects and other arthropods than anyone has ever taken the time to identify and count.
For detailed information on why biodiversity is so important, please see the link below.
To experience Cal Poly’s biodiversity in person, please see the Rain Bird BioTrek link below.