Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Don Forster
Submission Date March 30, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seneca College
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paula Echeveste
Sustainability Supervisor
Facilities
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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 the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

Eaton Hall Habitat Enhancement and Recommendation Plan

Seneca College King Campus is a 284‐hectare (703 acres) property located four kilometers north of King City, Ontario in the Oak Ridge’s Marian. The King Campus is a mosaic of diverse forests, wetlands, vernal pools, grasslands, and agricultural fields as well as college buildings, farm buildings, road/trail system, a natural kettle lake and is part of the Humber River Watershed

The wetlands within King Campus area is part of a larger wetland complex that was identified as the Eaton Hall Mary Hackett wetland complex in 1999. The entire complex received a score of 205 for its biological components through the Ministry of Natural Resources Wetland Evaluation program. A score of 200 or better is considered significant. The wetland complex is one the largest and most diverse on the Oak Ridges Moraine and is very well known for its kettle lakes and its large adjacent upland woodlands. It is an important area for local and migrating wildlife and also plays a critical role in ground water discharge in the area.


Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas (including most recent year assessed) and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Seneca hired a consultant who wrote a report. There are ongoing assessments and monitoring mechanisms in place.

Refer to Sivecon 2019 Forestry Management plan, TRCA 2018 Ecohydrology Program and Wetland Hydrology monitoring.


A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

see attached references:
Sivecon 2019 Forestry Management plan


A brief description of plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

see attached references:
2019 Forest Management Plan


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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