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WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?

















Ithaca College Natural
Lands


What is ICNL?


ICNL stands for Ithaca College
Natural Lands


ICNL serves as an advisory body to
the Vice President for Finance and
Administration for the stewardship of
Ithaca College’s natural areas.



Started in 2004


Mission:


Maintain the educational value and
ecosystem services of these lands


Support co
-
curricular activities


Guide compatible economic and recreational
development

April Afternoon in the Natural
Resource Reserve. [Photo
Courtesy of Jennifer Chen]

History of ICNL


In January 2004, faculty from the Biology Department
worked with the college administration to develop a
management plan the natural lands owned by the college
in Newfield, New York.




One of the results was the establishment of the Ithaca
College Natural Areas Stewardship Committee (NASC).




NASC served as the management entity for the Newfield
property.


In addition, the committee was to develop
management recommendations for the land owned by
Ithaca College adjacent to campus on South Hill.




In early 2005 the NASC was reorganized as the Ithaca
College Natural Lands Committee (ICNL).



Bob Robinson Family
Preserve

Ithaca College Natural
Resource Reserve


In the 1970's, Bob Robinson donated a parcel of 126
acres in Newfield to Ithaca College. In 2005, based
on recommendations from ICNL, Ithaca College
established the Robert Robinson Family Preserve. It
is now in a conservation easement with the Finger
Lakes Land Trust

Natural Lands managed by ICNL

This reserve
was
donated
by Bob
Robinson in
the 1970s to
Ithaca
College to
maintain
and protect
its ecological
character.
The reserve
has been
used by
students in
the past for
research
projects.

And…

South Hill

Natural
Area

Before Ithaca College
bought the land, South
Hill used to be
farmland and
homesteads.

In 1958, Ithaca College
acquired enough money
to move to South Hill.

South Hill is currently
used by students and
faculty for classes, for
research projects, as
well as recreational use
on both the Blue and
Gold Trails.

Picture courtesy of Sally Russell

W
inner of the 2010 Winter Photo Contest

Forest Types on South Hill

Raponi

and Rich Wetlands

Conservation Easement

Wetland Mitigation

As a part of its athletics and events center project,
Ithaca College has created approximately 4.5
acres of compensatory wetlands to offset the loss
of 2.77 acres of wetlands on the site of the campus
facility, which is currently under construction.


The college has signed an agreement with the
Finger Lakes Land Trust and the Town of Ithaca
to place these compensatory wetlands in a
conservation easement, which guarantees that the
property will remain in its natural state and not
be used for future development.

Andy
Zepp

Tom
Rochon

Herb
Engman

ICNL Programs



ICNL Volunteer Stewards Program


Nature Walks


Earthweek

Events


Wetlands Research


Forest Gardening Student Research


South Hill Guided
Nature Trail

ICNL
Stewards
Program


What does it
mean to be a
land steward?


A basic definition of
land stewardship is:

“the practice of
carefully managing land
usage to ensure natural
systems are maintained
or enhanced for future
generations.”



www.landstewardship.org


St art ed Fal l, 2009



Creat ed by Emma
Hi l eman
, I CNL
I nt ern



I nf ormat i onal meet i ng hel d
August, 2009



St art ed wi t h 24 st ewards:
st udent s, f acul t y, and st af f



St udent s of al l di sci pl i nes are
st ewards



History of the Stewards
Program

Cole Lechleiter, Taryn Hubbard, and
Pat Haggerty, all volunteer stewards,
pick out their parcels

Our Spring
2010 Stewards


Govind

Acharya
, Research Analyst Institutional Research


Matt Arnold, Exploratory '12


Lauren Boardman, Recreation Management '10


Bridget Bower, Librarian and College Archivist


Jesse Burgher, Exploratory '12


Virginia Dodge, Music Performance '13


Brian
Duphily
, Environmental Science, '13


Elise Edwards, Biology '12


Pat Haggerty, Computer Information Systems '10


Taryn Hubbard, Environmental Studies '10


Erin Irby, Journalism '13


Wesley Judd, Recreation Management '11


Naomi Kessler, Biology '12


Christina
Kranz
, Environmental Science '13


Cole Lechleiter, Biochemistry '10


Noah Mark, Environmental Science '12


Elrik

McCheyne
, Athletic Training '13


Reilly Murphy, Integrated Marketing '10


Matt
Obetz
, Social Studies Teaching '13


Hayden Ort
-
Ulm, Environmental Studies '11


Andy Smith, Assistant Professor, Biology


Diana
Sukup
, Therapeutic Recreation '13


Madison Vander Hill, Environmental Studies, '13


Anthony
Veroline
, Environmental Studies '11


Elyse Wadsworth, Music Education '12


Alex
Wallitsch
, Biology '12


Amber
Zadrozny
, Environmental Studies '13



Taryn
Hubbard

Andy
Smith

Jesse
Burgher

Our St ewards
hel p:



I CNL



Sout h Hi l l



I t hac a Col l ege



The c ol l ege
c ommuni t y



Thems el ves!




Why do we need land stewards
for South Hill?

Stilt
-
grass Pulls 2009

ICNL Stewards are
required to:



1.
Commit a full semester to
the program

2.
Pick a designated parcel of
land

3.
Walk through their parcel
at least once a week

4.
Fill out Monthly
Monitoring Report

5.
If any significant violation
is found, call the Office of
Public Safety


Requirements for an ICNL Steward

Recognition

The Ithaca College
Natural Lands Volunteer
Stewards Program
received a “Signs of
Sustainability Award” for
2009 from Sustainable
Tompkins


Programs for Stewards:


Invasive Species training


GPS Instruction


Nature Walks


Native species education


Bird watching


Wildlife Tracking


Common Tree diseases training


Invasive Insects





IF YOU WISH TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
THE STEWARDS PROGRAM OR ICNL
PLEASE SEND AN E
-
MAIL TO


ICNL@ITHACA.EDU

Thank You!