Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Christine Langlois
Assistant Director of Physical Plant for Maintenance and Operations
Physical Plant
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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:

The Huntington Wildlife Forest’s (HWF) Strategic Plan mandates that forest manipulations must: maintain ecological integrity of all populations of threatened or endangered plants and animals, unique plant and animal communities, and all lake, stream and wetland areas; identify and, where possible, halt the invasion of invasive species; and identify and protect cultural resources. The HWF strategic plan also identifies Long-term Management Zones that call for allowing natural processes and natural vegetative succession to be the predominant influence. In addition, the the SUNY Board of Trustees designated a 971-acre Natural Area in 1941 to provide an area in the HWF for long-time studies of natural conditions untouched by forest operations. This area represents one of the few remaining large old-growth hardwood and mixed wood forests on HWF.

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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