Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.07
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Lewis University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Lerczak
Sustainability Coordinator
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 Hines emerald dragonfly has habitat in the area and the watershed is protected. There are continuous water and soil sampling studies that take place on campus.


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:

Due to the proximity of Lewis to the recharge zone that has already been identified as a important habitat to the Hines emerald dragonfly through various third party studies concludes that any modification to the land would need further assessment.


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

Hines emerald dragonfly, Blandings turtle and spotted turtle.


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

There is a whole strategic plan that was put together in order to protect these species through proper policies and regulations that would oppose any modification to their habitat.


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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