2020 Trent Land and Nature Area Plan
In 2017, Trent University was challenged to update the Symons campus lands plan in a way that would enhance the learning environment, advance community needs and aspirations, build our financial sustainability, reflect our leadership in environmental and Indigenous studies, and strengthen our reputation. In response, we launched a collaborative process to bring together the Nature Areas Stewardship Plan (2002), the Endowment Lands Master Plan (2006), and the Trent Lands Plan (2013) into one integrated stewardship and land-use planning framework.
The resulting plan will serve as a framework for the continued evolution of the campus over the next few decades, advancing education on the environment, preserving our valued Nature Areas, and providing targeted actions for a healthy ecosystem. It will enable us to respond to housing pressures on our campus and in the community, and create employment opportunities. It will enrich the campus environment and create a greater connection between town and gown, and it will create a revenue stream for the University to invest in advancing our mission, which has never been more critical.
The draft Trent Lands Plan will be presented to the Trent University Board of Governors in February 2021.
- Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan
- Draft Nature Areas Stewardship Plan
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Summary Sheets
The Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan report is divided into three sections for ease of use. Part 1 of the draft Report includes background documentation such as a history of the Trent Lands, relevant policy context and feedback collected during Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the update. Part 2 features the draft Plan for review. Part 3 of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan is the Nature Areas Stewardship Plan, included in the Nature Areas Stewardship Plan section, below. The Campus Vision Framework map is a visual representation of the opportunities and possibilities outlined in the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan.
Read the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan:
- Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan Summary Report
- Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Part 1 & Part 2
- Part 1: Background Report
- Planning Context
- Phase 1 & Phase 2 Feedback Summaries
- Part 2: Draft Lands Plan
- Jump to Nature Areas Stewardship Plan for Part 3
- Part 1: Background Report
- Campus Vision Framework Map
The Nature Areas Stewardship Plan is Part 3 of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan. This report lays out the recommended approach to the stewardship of Trent's 11 Nature Areas.
Read the Nature Areas Stewardship Plan:
Natural Heritage Report (background study results):
- Natural Heritage Report (Full)
- Natural Heritage Report (No Appendices)
- Nature Areas & Assessment Parcel Summary Sheets (Natural Heritage Report Appendix A&B)
- Natural Heritage Report Appendices C-F