Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.25
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date March 22, 2013
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:

SIUE's nature preserve, one of the largest in the U.S., is 380 acres and includes an area of high quality, old growth bluff forest (commonly called Sweet William Woods) and an area of restored Prairie (Whiteside Prairie). It also includes a Western Habitat Corridor, which ‘connects’ with Bohm Woods, an IDNR preserve. The principal purpose is to protect natural habitats on campus so that students, faculty, and staff can use them for teaching and research activities. The foremost goal is to maintain the ecological integrity of the area.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Approval for the Nature Preserve came in December 2010. SIUE has formed an Academic Landuse Committee to oversee the management of the preserve.

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