|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
Loyola University Chicago
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions that own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to any of the following:
Institutions may identify legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and regions of conservation importance using the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for Research & Conservation Planning, the U.S. Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPaC) decision support system, or an equivalent resource or study.
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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?:
A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
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 (including migratory species) with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
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:
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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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