|Submission Date||Nov. 12, 2015|
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions that own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to any of the following:
Institutions may identify legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and regions of conservation importance using the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for Research & Conservation Planning or an equivalent resource or study.
Although the IBAT map does not show "any legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance" near Grafton, Massachusetts, the Grafton campus master plan depicts watershed areas for the Grafton Water Department as well as wetlands for various wildlife and vegetation.
The Grafton campus master plan identifies these areas. Wildlife Program staff have recorded areas, and a third party prepared a forest management plan.
Watershed and wetlands, Blue Spotted Salamanders, spotted owls, moosewood lady slippers as well as many species of protected invertebrates. There is preferred habitat of the long-eared bat, although there are no bats currently residing in it.
Not allowing the use of neonicotinoids for systemic pest controls, which has been linked to honey bee decline.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.