Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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Saint Louis University
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Verhoff
Director
Sustainability & Benchmarking
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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:

In St. Louis, on Earth Day 2014, Mayor Slay launched a program of the City's Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative, designed to foster the connection between people and natural resources. Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project is an effort that will advance elements of the City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan and a priority in the Mayor's Sustainability Action Agenda by helping connect people to urban nature. Mayor Slay pledged that the City would plant 50 monarch gardens, and challenged the community to plant an additional 200 monarch gardens to celebrate our 250th birthday.

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/initiatives/sustainability/milkweeds-monarchs-map.cfm??action=detail&rnum=219


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

In November 2014, Saint Louis University planted approximately 300 sq. ft. of flower beds for the initiative broken into 3 beds. Two flower beds are located in front of Shannon Hall and one is just west of Macelwane Hall. All gardens are located in the Koenig Plaza area on campus. Plants installed included: 15 Purple Coneflowers, 15 Orange Coneflowers, 15 Goldenrods, 15 Bee Balm/Bergamots, 15 Asters, and 15 Whorled Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Swamp/Marsh Milkweed, and Butterfly Weed. All plants installed were part of the approved monarch mix plant list provided by the City of Saint Louis.

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/initiatives/sustainability/milkweeds-for-monarchs.cfm


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

Currently no formal assessments or policies related to biodiversity are available. However, Saint Louis University offers a number of degree programs in conservation, biology, biodiversity, environmental science, sustainability, etc., with which the opportunities for campus projects are immense. This is an area that will be fruitful in planning for the future.

However, in November 2014, Saint Louis University planted approximately 300 sq. ft. of flower beds for the initiative broken into 3 beds. Two flower beds are located in front of Shannon Hall and one is just west of Macelwane Hall. All gardens are located in the Koenig Plaza area on campus. Plants installed included: 15 Purple Coneflowers, 15 Orange Coneflowers, 15 Goldenrods, 15 Bee Balm/Bergamots, 15 Asters, and 15 Whorled Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Swamp/Marsh Milkweed, and Butterfly Weed. All plants installed were part of the approved monarch mix plant list provided by the City of Saint Louis.

https://www.stlouismo.gov/government/departments/mayor/initiatives/sustainability/upload/STL-Monarch-Mix_Plant-List_FINAL.pdf

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