Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Tolley
Assistant Director, Ground, Building Services & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:

Babson has several acres of wetlands protected under state and municipal regulation.


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?:
No

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:

All wetlands areas and buffer zones are determined by the Town of Wellesley and are publicly viewable on the Town's map: http://www.mapsonline.net/wellesleyma/index.html


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

The environmentally sensative areas at Babson consist of several wetlands and 100' buffer zones surrounding the wetlands.


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

While the college does not have a wildlife habitat program, we do abide by all regulations regarding wetlands protection and preservation to ensure these areas are protected. The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Wellesley Wetlands Protection Bylaw prohibit altering land, water or vegetation in lakes, streams, wetlands, floodplains, or areas within 100 feet of wetlands (and 200 feet of perennial streams) without a permit from the Wellesley Wetlands Protection Committee. In addition, the Massachusetts Inland Restricted Wetlands Act (M.G.L. Ch. 131 s. 40A) protects 14 designated wetlands in Wellesley


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