Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ben Krull
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
No

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

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:

ISU contracted with an ecological restoration firm to conduct an assessment of a environmental laboratory that had fallen into disrepair.


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

The 'Sugar Creek' area of campus is a 5 acre site that is situated in-between a student residential area, a city park, and the campus physical plant. A creek runs through the site. The location of the physical plant's trash compactor and dumping of asphalt millings has created some pollution and litter problems in the creek and on the site.


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

ISU has contracted for and received restoration plans, and has identified the academic areas that can contribute to the restoration. Site clean-up will begin in April of 2015 with student volunteers removing litter and debris.


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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