Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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Thompson Rivers University
OP-T2-20: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
IPA
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:
Yes

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:

In July of 2010, the deconstruction of a disc golf course was implemented in the area above TRU near Kenna Cartwright park, to protect the habitat of sensitive and rare species of birds and other wildlife, including the Lewis woodpecker. Indigenous flora species were also found in the area. The timing of the project was especially crucial because of the McGill extension which cuts off this area of land from Kenna Cartwright park. In order for the space to continue to serve as a habitat, there needed to be a higher level of conservation and protection. In addition, as part of the 2009, Campus Sustainability Plan, protecting biodiversity on and around campus became one of the goals for improving sustainability at TRU.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Over half of TRU’s property remains as undeveloped natural grasslands. The Campus Sustainability Action Plan includes goals of setting aside portions of this area as a Biodiversity Conservation and Teaching Area.

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