|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 1, 2013|
University of Northern Iowa
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat
|0.25 / 0.25||
Asst Dir Operations Planning
Physical Plant Administration
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:
As part of UNI's efforts to naturalize our campus, over 70 acres of grounds have been converted into natural areas in the last seven years including native prairies. Because prairie is a native ecosystem in Iowa, the plants that make up the flora are well adapted to Iowa’s climate and soils. Native wildlife species are also adapted to the tall grass prairie ecosystem. Many of these prairie species have declined due to the loss of prairie.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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