Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-11: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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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:

The Rideau Canal is adjacent to Carleton University, recognized not only as a National Historic Site of Canada, but also a World Heritage Site. In the winter months, a portion of the canal also becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway, which is the largest skating rink in the world.

Part of the Carleton Campus also covers the Rideau River flood plain, regulated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), which is interested in reducing development in the river’s riparian zone. Carleton will work with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority to balance active use of the amenity of the river bank (such as walks, seating and patios) for a portion of the river bank, with limits of use to the majority of the area on campus, as shown below.


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:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity policies and programs(s) is available:
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