Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Amanda McCray
Intern
Sustainability Institute
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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, and/or regions of conservation importance?:
Yes

A brief description of any legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance on institution owned or managed land:

Western's Hydro Power Station (former Angelo Dam) is a region of conservation importance.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
No

The methodology(-ies) used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:
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A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:
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A brief description of plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

There are no programs in place, but the college is working to create more natural plant communities around its campuses. Western's Hyrdo Power Station (Angelo Dam) would be an assessment mindful of the draw down of the lake. DNR is asking for an invasive species plan. The Sparta Public safety facility does also touch some sensitive property (La Crosse River) as well.


The website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity policies and programs(s) is available:
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Thanks to Jay McHenry from Western's Physical Plant for providing this information.

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