Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.05
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date June 2, 2011
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Western Kentucky University
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Christian Ryan-Downing
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:
Yes

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:

WKU owns 1200 acres of land on the upper Green River known as the Upper Green River Biopreserve. Not only is this area protected as a biopreserve, but much of it is being restored to native grasses and riparian forest.
Additionally, the main campus landscaping includes wildlife gardens and habitat plantings. As a Tree Campus USA, WKU is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a campus committed to natural wildlife.


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

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