Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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 University has signed a Long Term Protection Forest Conservation Easement with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources providing for permanent protection of designed easement areas and for updates to the easement agreement. Priority protected areas include stream buffers, wetlands, and steep slopes, affecting interconnected green corridors that also enhance water quality and habitat. Currently, the easement includes 70.56 acres of forest. In addition, creating a plant pollinator garden is an aspiration of the Grounds Management department. The garden would have plants that require pollinators, which would attract new wildlife to the area.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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