Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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?:
No

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
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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:

Through continued campus expansion (newest building under construction 2019) and master planning a local civil engineering company has identified wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas throughout the campus. In order to undertake construction activities wetlands and wetland species have to be identified and protected where applicable under State laws and the local Conservation Commission for permitting purposes.

The Environmental Science program utilizes the campus for field work and does ongoing species cataloging. There has recently been an initiative to utilize iNaturalist.


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

The campus has coast line, coastal banks, marshes, wetlands, vernal pools, and a series of ponds.


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

- We have a complete inventory of wetland resources and take steps to protect wetlands.
- The beach areas are maintained with organic methods.
- Native species have been re-introduced to the ponds on campus.
- A parking lot with surrounding wetland habitat was built with permeable pavement to allow water filtration and recharge. The same parking lot also contains educational signage about the wetland habitat and its plant and animal species.


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