A constructed wetland situated next to a new parking lot designed to facilitate storm water treatment and provide habitat for local species. In July 2019, the wetland was planted by students, faculty, and staff from the campus community. This wetland showcases the innovative ways Binghamton University incorporates green thinking into the way in which we live our lives and shape our futures.
Ecological Research Facility (ERF)
This 0.5 acre secure fenced area is dedicated to experimental outdoor research. Electricity, water, and lab bench space are available in the building. The site contains a field, woods, and a 1000 square foot hoop house. Faculty and graduate students from several departments have used the site for a wide variety of research projects and environmental monitoring.
A constructed stormwater retention pond and wetland located on campus between the Nature Preserve and a large campus residential community.
The University has set aside 200 acres of mixed forest, stream, pond and wetland habitat as a Nature Preserve. This on-campus area contains a wide variety of local plants and animals and is available for the university community. It contains a hemlock forest and oak woodlands, many species of invertebrates, a diverse population of amphibians and reptiles, many mammals including deer, beaver, fox, mink, muskrat, porcupines and small rodents. Over 200 species of birds have been sighted in the Preserve. The proximity and variety of habitats and organisms makes the Preserve a particularly valuable resource for our field-oriented graduate students and faculty.
This area of about 80 acres of woodland, stream, and shrubland is almost contiguous with the University on its southwest side. It is used by some courses for field trips, but its limited public access makes it especially valuable as a study site for students and faculty doing field research.