|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat
|0.25 / 0.25||
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:
Forest Management Program – For the forested areas of campus, primarily the 947-acre Carolina North property, Grounds Services employs best management practices to protect and create wildlife habitat.
1. “Snags” are left standing unless they are an immediate threat to Forest visitors or in high-traffic areas.
2. When disturbed areas require cover crops, seed mixes are chosen that encourage grazing, cover, or nesting.
3. A lot of invasive plant removal is accomplished through person-labor and mechanical means. Debris piles are left in situ to encourage nesting and cover.
Conservation Easements – The 2009 Carolina North Development Agreement establishes conservation easements for areas identified as wildlife corridors with regional importance. http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4284
In the developed parts of campus, the landscape design includes canopy trees which create wildlife habitat. As part of the tree removal program, safe dead trees are left in place to support insects, birds, and a diversity of life forms.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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