Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Aurora Winslade
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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?:
Yes

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

The Pollinator Garden meets the National Wildlife Federation’s guidelines for Certified Wildlife Habitat by providing food sources, a water source, places for cover, places to raise young, and by following sustainable gardening practices.


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?:
No

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:

These areas were identified in the Crum Woods Conservation and Stewardship Plan produced in 2003. This identification was done through consultant work in the Crum Woods by Natural Lands Trust, Continental Conservation and wildlife consultants. The local Soil Conservation Service was utilized for riparian work and impact on wetlands and red-bellied turtle nesting areas.


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

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Methodologies used:
These areas were identified in the Crum Woods Conservation and Stewardship Plan produced in 2003. This identification was done through consultant work in the Crum Woods by Natural Lands Trust, Continental Conservation and wildlife consultants. The local Soil Conservation Service was utilized for riparian work and impact on wetlands and red-bellied turtle nesting areas. There has not been an updating of these methodologies since 2003.

Identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:
-Wetlands present in the Crum Woods
-red-bellied turtle
-Quercus falcata stand in the Southern woods

Plans or programs in place:
The Crum Woods Stewardship Committee continues oversee the woods and creek area and maintains an awareness of sensitive areas and responsibility to maintain the Crum Woods. Even though this hasn't been updated since 2003, this committee is still active in protecting the woods.

Jeff Jabco,
Director of Grounds,
Coordinator of Horticulture, Scott Arboretum
(610) 328-8294
jjabco1@swarthmore.edu

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