Campus ecosystems play a vital role in providing a range of services in terms of supporting soil formation, providing fresh water and habitat, regulating climate, and providing education and recreational value. Biodiversity and best management practices for species at risk is also a fundamental part of a well-functioning ecosystem.
In support of the UBC Okanagan Campus Plan the intent to sustain and enhance local landscape and ecology, the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan outlines a vision for providing an ecologically rich and diverse campus environment and will provide additional cultural, aesthetic, and recreational value to the broader community. The identification of environmentally sensitive areas on campus helps to guide and inform campus development and best management practices.
Below is an inventory of reports commissioned by the Sustainability Office, Campus Planning to guide the campus’ best management practices for habitat and species protection.
Species at Risk Inventory:
- 2021 Oct.: Environmental Sensitivity Assessment for the UBC Okanagan campus Ecological Landscape and Biodiversity
- 2020 Apr.: Lower Innovation Precinct North Multi-Use Trail Environmental Impact Assessment Report
- 2020 Jan.: Lower Innovation Precinct North Multi-Use Trail Environmental Impact Assessment Report
- 2019 Sep.: UBCO Daycare Expansion Environmental Impact Assessment Report
- 2018 Dec.: Northern Rubber Boa
- 2017 Nov.: Western Yellow-Bellied Racer at the UBC Okanagan campus
- 2014 Aug.: Ecological Analysis