Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Mohawk College is a Steward of a privately owned sassafras forest at the Stoney Creek Campus. We also own a small piece of the land. We are absolutely not allowed to build or disturb the space.

Mohawk College's Fennell campus is situated adjacent to a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, The Niaraga Escarpment.


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?:
No

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:

An inventory of the Sassafrass forest was taken back in 2015.


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

The Stoney Creek campus has Stewardship of 0.75 acre patch of privately protected land which house many native species including the endangered Sassafrss tree.


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

Mohawk College is not allowed to build or disturb the private Sassafrass forest in any sense.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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