Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Belmont University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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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?:
No

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:

The university has planted specimens of the American Chestnut on campus to help restore this endangered species.


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

The American Chestnut was once native to Tennessee but was wiped out. This tree is being added to campus to continue our efforts in restoring this species to the area.


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

The university will continue to nurture these specimens and add additional American Chestnuts when available.


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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