|Submission Date||Jan. 25, 2011|
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat
Professor of Biology and Director of the Joseph Moore Museum
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 biology endowed fund is used to hire every year a property manager (which is a graduate student from Earlham) during the summer and fall who works planning, coordinating and performing field work to manage the College owned woods.
In addition to that, we also use two AWPE courses, trail maintenance and invasive species removal, to support the local fauna and flora and engage students in this process.
Our practices impact the following areas:
BACK CAMPUS WOODS (approx. 600 acres)
-Back Campus Ponds-
We have also created some ponds in our back campus area. In the mid 80's we created the Teale pond and Garner Pond, which nourishes several migrating bird species (such as Geese and ducks), various local amphibians, turtles and other local wildlife.
In 2007 we created 3 new ponds, which give further support to the local fauna and retain the runoff from the playing fields and the horse barn from affecting the back campus woods.
-Back Campus Woods-
We are removing invasive species and maintaining the trails. In addition to that, we have built several bird houses and wood duck nest boxes
WOODS in OTHER COLLEGE OWNED LANDS
-Wildman Woods (40 acres)
We work removing invasive species, digging ponds (two so far), and building bird houses and duck nest boxes.
-Cring Woods (by Portland Indiana, 40 acres) + Sedgwick's Rock Preserve (17 acres) + Reller Woods (ask area to Brent-
We work removing invasive species and we are planning to build ponds, trails, bird houses and duck nest boxes in all of them.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available: