Field Cameras Around Campus Capturing Data for Wildlife Corridors
Establishing green linkages realizes an important principle of the Trent Lands Plan
Trent’s land stewardship coordinator, Ali Giroux, has been out on the Trent Lands installing field cameras to track wildlife movement across campus. This is part of a months-long push to record wildlife data and map out the campus green spaces.
After collecting this data, Ali will create plans to care for Trent’s 11 nature areas and the larger University Green Network (UGN)—the collection of all green spaces on the Symons campus including the nature areas. Those plans will include wildlife corridors that connect the green spaces on campus, making the UGN more liveable for animals that need to move between habitats.
One of the four principles guiding the evolution of the Symons Campus—as outlined in the Trent Lands Plan—promotes environmental resilience and integrity and specifically calls for improving habitat and establishing green linkages and safe wildlife crossings according to western science and Indigenous knowledge. Ali’s work is one way the Plan is being put into action.
The position of land stewardship coordinator was made possible through grants from TD Bank Group and the Echo Foundation.