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Liaison Douglas Alexander
Submission Date July 14, 2015
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Old Dominion University
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter DeAngelo Thorpe
Intern
Environmental Health and Safety
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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?:
No

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:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No

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

ODU currently works to promote wildlife habitat in our estuaries. At both the west end of campus and the east end, the Elizabeth and Lafayette rivers respectively, we have worked with the Elizabeth River Project to replant wetlands and riparian zones with native trees, shrubs, and grasses. Keeping these areas planted with native plants will provide a native habitat for the fauna which reside there. On the campus interior we have gardens which contain flowering plants that attract butterflies, pollinators, and a various forms of avian life. As well, consistently plant new varieties of oak trees that are always popular with the squirrels. While we do not typically plant landscapes (certain flowers to attract butterflies being the exception) with the sole intention to attract wildlife, it is quite often a welcomed byproduct of a properly designed and maintained area.


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

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