At a Glance
The purpose of the Ecological Master Plan is to protect and restore the campus’s natural resources and promote ecological stewardship among all members of the campus community.
Biohabitats collaborated with architects, planners, and transportation planners to prepare a master plan for the University of Maryland College Park Campus in College Park, Maryland. Biohabitats’ responsibilities included an ecological assessment and inventory, and the preparation of an Ecological Master Plan.
Biohabitats’ scope of services included an assessment of natural resources including hydrology (streams, ponds and groundwater), wetlands, forests and other vegetation communities, soils and geology, and rare, threatened and endangered species. Biohabitats assessed past and present impacts to these resources, as well as addressed potential impacts of the Facilities Master Plan. Biohabitats also provided recommendations for priority protection areas for sensitive resources and identifying ecological enhancement and restoration opportunities.
The Ecological Master Plan included a prioritization of recommendations, a preliminary cost estimate, sketches and graphics, and was incorporated into the Facilities Master Plan.