There are many ways to enjoy nature on UB's campuses. Whether on land, in the air or by water, there is a space here for you.
Letchworth Woods is a living forest and recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Habitat. Take a stroll through the forest right outside of the Ellicott Complex.
The North Shore of Lake LaSalle is currently a non-vegetated section of shoreline. Erosion has left steep slopes, exposed soil, and undercut shorelines. Beginning in late April of 2018 a restoration plan to improve the riparian habitat will begin. The design, developed by Molly Dreyer, a 2017 UB environmental engineering graduate, will rely on native vegetation to stabilize the shoreline and provide habitat for local wildlife. The site will also offer educational opportunities for the campus community.
For questions about enjoying Lake LaSalle, please contact Phyllis Floro, Interim Director of Campus Life email@example.com.
Peregrine falcons regularly nest in the tower of Mackay Heating Plant, on the east side of the UB South Campus. Classified as an endangered species in New York State, peregrine falcons were wiped out from the Eastern United States in the 1960s, mainly due to pesticide residues in their prey. Thanks to protection efforts like the one at UB, NY’s falcons are on the rebound.