Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Richard Rivera
Assistant Director
Facility Services/Roads & Grounds
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of any legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance on institution owned or managed land:

The JJC Main Campus in Joliet, IL borders on the north and west sides properties owned by the Will County Forest Preserve District. Will County FPD lands are managed for conservation and protection of species. JJC has several sites for biodiversity and regions of conservation importance on institution owned lands known as the JJC Natural Areas, both at the Main Campus in Joliet, IL and our Romeoville Campus in Romeoville, IL.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No
+ Date Revised: June 29, 2015
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No
+ Date Revised: June 29, 2015
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015

The methodology(-ies) used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Methodology used is survey and transects of the JJC natural areas. Monitoring process is ongoing during our Natural Areas Restoration Maintenance Project, which is currently in our sixth year scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The College has plans and is currently budgeting to continue the project for an additional 3 years. Formal assessments were conducted from 2002 to present.


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

A 2002 survey found 2 rare species of Lichens, Trapelia involuta & Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia. Habitats and environmentally sensitive areas are too numerous to mention. See files JJC Lichen Survey Report, JJC Nature Trails Brochure, JJC Nature Trail Map, JJC Tree Survey & Map, JJC Natural Areas Historical Overview and JJC Resolution Natural Areas, all linked from our Sustainability website: http://www.jjc.edu/about/committees/sustainable-campus/Pages/AASHE-STARS.aspx.


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

See plans and specifications for protection of species, habitats and environmentally sensitive areas, at the URL below.


The website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity policies and programs(s) is available:
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Additional files related to this submission are linked from the JJC Sustainability website: http://www.jjc.edu/about/committees/sustainable-campus/Pages/AASHE-STARS.aspx.

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