|Submission Date||March 4, 2022|
Ecole de Technologie Superieure
Does the institution own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, or regions of conservation importance?:
A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution?:
A list of endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution, by level of extinction risk:
A first inventory of vulnerable and threatened species was made by an NPO specialized in the field. The Chimney Swift was observed and is currently designated as a threatened species under the Species at Risk Act (2002). A second inventory will be done in the spring of 2022.
Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:
All of our green spaces including our parks, la Place des réflexions, the courtyards of our student residences and the green roof of Pavilion E.
The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:
Avian inventory: On Saturday May 22, 2021 between 5:30 and 7:30, professional biologists Alexandre Beaudoin and Daphnée Lecours-Tessier, from the firm Éco-Pivot, went to the ÉTS campus to conduct an avian inventory. The inventory was carried out by a long transect (walk) along the campus with some listening points. Bird species were identified by sight and song.
A second inventory will be conducted in the spring of 2022.
The mission of Eco-pivot is to improve the connectivity of wildlife habitats in urban areas, to restore the place of ecology in urban life and to improve the benefits of ecosystem services (and co-benefits). To achieve this, Éco-pivot offers advice and support to boroughs, municipalities, NPOs and other organizations wishing to improve the environmental quality of green spaces.
A brief description of the scope of the assessment(s):
Following one (1) field trip, an avian inventory was conducted by two professional biologists from Éco-pivot. In addition, a summary floristic inventory and a visual mammalian inventory were conducted by the same specialists.
A brief description of the plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats, and/or ecosystems:
ÉTS is currently finalizing a biodiversity action plan. Its goal is to improve the quality of the natural spaces on its campus, through the development of infrastructures built for biodiversity and the development of natural spaces. The objective of these developments is to improve the habitat potential for local wildlife species, to develop urban agriculture areas and to make their management more ecological. The proposed mandate will also be linked to the surrounding green spaces and the development of new green spaces on the ÉTS grounds.
Once this action plan is published, ÉTS will launch a second one aimed at developing connectivity with the surrounding urban environments via, among other things, the deployment of ecological corridors.
Estimated percentage of areas of biodiversity importance that are also protected areas :
Website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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