|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||July 29, 2011|
Green Mountain College
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat
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Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Humanities, Arts, and Natural Sciences
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:
The Poultney River Buffer Zone is a natural area preserve on the Green Mountain College campus alongside the Poultney River, generally occupying land within 35 meters of the annual high-water line.
The buffer zone was approved by the College in 1997 to improve stream habitat, reduce bank erosion, restore floodplain forest, provide a corridor for movements of animals and plants, reduce overland flow of non-point source pollution from agricultural fields and other land uses, protect scenic and recreation values, and provide field sites for courses at the college.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available: