Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristen Williams
Financial Analyst
Facilities Management
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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:
Our campus is home to many types of small wildlife including squirrels, birds, chipmunks, rabbits and a several mallard ducks that return annually to nest in various areas around campus. We provide a number of bird houses and squirrel houses around the campus as well as bee hives and bumble bee nesting areas. We employ natural wood breaks and have a herd of deer at our compost facility. Dickinson also provides wildlife habitat at the College Farm. Natural areas are maintained with plant species that provide habitat and food for wildlife, with a particular emphasis on native pollinators. Bluebird boxes and a bluebird trail have been established at the farm, and stream restoration and clean up have been done on the Yellow Breeches Creek, which borders our farm and is an important trout fishery. Students and faculty engage in research on human/wildlife interactions at the farm that includes amphibians, reptiles, birds and pollinators.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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