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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.

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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:
Yes

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

The James Woodworth Prairie is 5 acres (2 hectares) of original tallgrass prairie located in Glenview, Illinois. It is the only natural area owned by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Over 100 plant species characteristic of mesic, black-soil Illinois prairie are found on this small site. Many rare prairie invertebrates also successfully persist. As a remnant of the prairie which once covered much of Illinois, Woodworth serves the community by providing an opportunity to experience prairie plants and animals that are now rare. For the intellectual community, Woodworth provides a base from which change can be measured and a challenge to understand how communities can be preserved.


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

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