Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Albion College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Mark Frever
Director of Grounds
Facilities
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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 the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

The Whitehouse Nature Center meets this description.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas (including most recent year assessed) and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable speicies and/or environmentally sensitive sensitve areas are ongoing.


A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

A bluebird study and habitat is mantained annually.


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

The Whitehouse Nature Center is 140 acres’ worth of outdoor education, and it comes complete with a visitors’ center that houses a classroom, wildlife observation room, and live exhibits of local reptiles and amphibians. We’re owned and operated by Albion College, but our facilities and services are open to public schools and the community for environmental education.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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