Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty...
Plantations protects and manages over 40 natural areas spanning nearly 4300 acres of rich and diverse habitats
Cornell Plantations manages over forty of Cornell’s natural areas, including over 4,000 acres of botanical gardens, the F.R. Newman Arboretum, and many diverse habitats used for research, education, and recreation. These protected areas are obtained through gift and purchase and are key resources when it comes to supporting the university’s commitment to sustainability.Carbon Sequestration
To determine annual carbon sequestration rate, Cornell Plantations completed a natural community type and age mapping inventory of all managed natural areas. The inventory revealed that Cornell’s natural areas sequester approximately 4,207 metric tons of CO2 annually.Biodiversity
The data provided by the inventory process regarding the types and acreages of Cornell’s natural areas will provide a baseline for evaluating community changes over time.Learn more about Cornell Plantations natural areas by visiting their website here.