Environmental Protection

North Campus Woodland Conservation

The North Campus Woods Conservation Program is dedicated to preserving the existing biodiversity and restoring the damaged ecosystems located near and on North Campus. This unique ecosystem gives the university community an opportunity to enjoy natural areas in a largely urban environment.

Since the Americas were settled, a wide array of species has traveled to our continent and discovered their own niche; however, approximately 15% of these species become very harmful to the native landscape. (OTA, 1993)

University staff in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) and Grounds & Waste Management (G&WM) is working with volunteers to remove invasive plant species, specifically Honeysuckle and Buckthorn, in order to preserve the native woodland area that the University is fortunate to have.

To learn more about best management practices concerning water quality, go to the UM-OSEH Storm Water program and discover the linkages between water quality and native vegetation.

NCWC would like to thank the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation Division (NAP) and the Southeastern Michigan Stewardship Network for providing a wealth of knowledge in the area of ecological restoration and invasive plant species removal to this program and to this website.