Through careful stewardship, the 1,100-acre Warren Wilson College campus has long been known as one of the nation’s most beautiful and environmentally sustainable. Now the picturesque campus has achieved another distinction: National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.
The NWF certification specifically recognizes efforts to improve wildlife habitat by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife: natural food sources, clean water, cover, host plants and places to raise young. Students in WWC biology professor Jessa Madosky’s fall semester Ecology class prepared the successful certification application after collecting data documenting work done by the College’s student landscaping crew.
And this just in . . . Warren Wilson was ranked 17th in the nation and number one in the south in Princeton Review’s “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”