Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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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?:
Yes

The methodology(-ies) used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Institute maintains a 5 acre natural prairie grass area for local species of wildlife.


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

This 5 acre natural prairie grass area includes species of plant life including prairie grasses, flowers, and trees that are native to Central Illinois.


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

Richland naturally and organically maintains the 5 acre natural prairie grass area for the local species of wildlife and native plants.


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