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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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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?:
Yes

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:

none on campus


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:

There are eagles occasionally on the Lawrence University campus. The grounds team tries to use the least amount of insecticides and pesticides so eagles don’t get any harmful toxins in their systems.


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:

The university maintains a buffer of trees and vegetation along the Fox River. We have also built and installed a bat-house and birdhouses across campus.

At the 425-acre Bjorklunden property in Door County, the vast majority of the acreage is a wildlife preserve.


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