2021 Trent Lands and Nature Area Plan
The Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan guides the University towards a future of caring for and stewarding the campus at large, through a robust and connected University Green Network that includes Trent’s Nature Areas, valuable green spaces, and the linkages between them. It integrates the latest thinking on regenerative landscapes, built form, and agriculture, fostering nature-inclusive spaces across the campus. It instills Anishnaabeg principles, Indigenous spaces, and placemaking techniques, developed in collaboration with the Michi Saagiig First Nations throughout campus planning initiatives. It promotes opportunity – for students and community to engage in rewarding hands-on learning and discovery, and innovation and research that will contribute to a post-pandemic economic recovery and fight to combat climate change.
The role of the Plan is to articulate a clear vision and framework that upholds the University’s mission as a learning institution, steward of the natural environment, and community anchor. The Plan includes guiding principles, inspiration from around the world, and emerging best practice standards to achieve the inspiring vision, with a clear process that allows for responsiveness to new information and learnings. The Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan is a critical first step in the campus planning process. It highlights the big picture with a holistic view of the campus, informing future site-specific initiatives and building towards a coordinated and aligned vision across the various interests of the campus and its communities.The draft Implementation Plan, part IV of the Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan identifies a Trent-specific approach through which the ideas and concepts of this Plan may be achieved to support the campus vision and principles. It also includes a monitoring and review process that allows for the Plan to evolve as the world around us changes, maintaining the University’s competitive and leadership role as our understanding, partnerships, and available technologies grow.
- Executive Summary
- TLNAP Part 1: Background and Planning Context
- TLNAP Part 2a: Trent Lands Plan
- TLNAP Part 2b: Trent Lands Plan
- TLNAP Part 3: Nature Areas Stewardship Plan
- TLNAP Part 4: Implementation Plan
Background and Supporting Documents: