Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Loyola University Chicago
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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?:
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 Lake Shore Campus in Chicago is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the Great Lakes, it is protected under a number of national and international treaties and compacts.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable 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 methodology(-ies) used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Multiple faculty projects have identified the species utilizing the site. Most significant of these are the migratory birds that utilize the Lake Michigan flyway between Canada and Central America.


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

Lake Michigan migratory flyway.


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

Multiple projects have recognized the impacts of our landscapes and buildings. The SOAR project has worked with Facilities, Audubon and other partners to reduce the impacts our buildings have on migratory birds.


The website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity policies and programs(s) is available:

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