Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

The institution is adjacent to and includes land in conservation and environmental zones designated by the city as well as city and state parks with active restoration projects.


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?:
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:

The institution has assessed the campus for impacts to downstream salmonids through the Salmon Safe assessment process and protocols. This assessment includes annual progress reports and monitoring.


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

The institution's most recent assessment included identifying native plant species, invasive plant species, and sensitive riparian areas.


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

Strategies to protect habitat include: reduction in the use of pesticides/herbicides, increasing the percentage of pervious surface, use of Oregon Tilth/organic land care practices, construction and building practices to protect stormwater, increasing/improving native habitat.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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