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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Timothy Parsons
Horticulturalist
Facilities Services
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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:

Our master plan calls for the creation and/or preservation of wildlife habitat. One example of how we create wildlife habitat is by not mowing certain parts of campus lawns, which provides important habitat for pollinators including native bees. In fields used for biology research mows are timed such that they allow fledgling birds to leave their nests safely before the area is mowed. There was also an ecological assessment of College lands that mapped valuable wildlife habitat so that it can be considered in future land management decisions.


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

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