Biodiversity Projects

BioBlitz 2018

Thank you! Thank you to everyone that attended our 3rd annual spring BioBlitz on April 14th, 2018 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus! Despite some questionable weather, we had over 100 people come out and enjoy an amazing day enjoying nature on campus. We are already making plans and looking forward to next year, keep an eye […]

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Gardens

First Nations Gardens were planted near the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus wetlands to provide learning experiences for visitors, employees and students. Funding for the garden was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in support of Aboriginal environmental and horticultural initiatives at Niagara College. Included in the garden are native plants and special features […]

Habitat Structures

Thanks to a generous grant provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in 2015, Niagara College was able to install bird, bat and duck boxes as well as salamander boards at the NOTL campus around the Wetland Ridge Trail! Habitat structures to support reptile, amphibian, birds and mammal species living on campus can be […]

Nature Trails

The Niagara Escarpment, a United Nations Biosphere Reserve can be spotted at the ends of the grape rows in our Wine Visitor and Education Centre, and all along the campus. The Escarpment is a unique area, with many geologic, biological and environmentally specific aspects. In particular, on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, Woodend Conservation Area is the […]

Species Monitoring

Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of life. Specifically in the Niagara Region, the richness of life is quite high. There are over 300 bird species, 53 mammals, 36 reptiles and amphibians, 90 types of fish and 1500 vegetation species! Despite the richness, there are threats to these species, which cause their population numbers […]

Tree Inventory

At Niagara College, we use our campuses as a way for students to explore, learn and innovate in all aspects of sustainability. This way they can take hands on skills learned inside the classroom and apply them a number of sustainability initiatives on our campuses. Niagara College is fortunate enough to have such unique campuses […]