Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Robert Borman
Grounds Manager
Facilities
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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, or regions of conservation importance?:
No

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A list of endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution, by level of extinction risk:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
No

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:
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The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:
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A brief description of the scope of the assessment(s):
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A brief description of the plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats, and/or ecosystems:

Wesleyan does not have an official policy to preserve and create wildlife habitat, but utilizes land-use practices that protect wildlife habitat. In Fall 2012, eight acres of the Long Lane property in front of the Cady Building were planted with native CT grasses to create wildlife habitat. Wesleyan also has 89 acres of wooded areas and hayfields. Wooded areas are unmaintained.


Estimated percentage of areas of biodiversity importance that are also protected areas :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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