|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2014|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat
|0.25 / 0.25||
Office of Sustainability
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:
Peabody Park is a 34 acre area at the north end of the UNCG campus. The Park contains forest, grassy areas, and streams, providing habitat for many flora and fauna that characterize the Carolina Piedmont. The Park’s woods provide a glimpse of the native oak-hickory beech-maple forest that once covered this region of the United States. Branches of Buffalo Creek that flow through the Park are part of the headwaters of North Carolina’s Cape Fear river system (http://www.uncg.edu/reg/Catalog/0910/UnivComm/peabody.html).
The importance of championing the remaining natural habitat on campus, i.e., Peabody Park, is noted in the university's 2007 Master Plan Update. This plan channels all future development to the south of the existing campus.
In practice, the university has worked to improve the health of Peabody Park over the last several years. Native trees (loblolly pines, oaks and dogwoods) have been planted to reforest an area of Peabody Park, and periodic workdays to remove English ivy, bamboo and other invasive species occur twice per year. One result of these efforts is that Greensboro Beautiful Inc. awarded its '2010 School Award' to the Peabody Park Preservation Committee for the work to preserve Peabody Park woods.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Information for this credit was retrieved from:
Also, the Sustainability Coordinator and Sustainability Outreach Specialist serve on the Peabody Park Preservation Committee.