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Ithaca College Natural LandsIthaca College Natural Lands
IC Natural Lands is a representative campus group that oversees the undeveloped sections of College-owned properties on South Hill and in Newfield.

The stated mission of the Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL) committee is to maintain the educational value and ecosystem services of these undeveloped College-owned properties, in order to support co-curricular activities, and to guide compatible economic and recreational development.

The Natural Lands Committee is co-chaired by Rick Couture, associate vice president for Finance and Administration - Facilities, and Jason Hamilton, assistant professor in the Biology department and Environmental Studies program. The Natural Lands Committee is a collaborative team comprised of administrators and staff from Facilities and faculty, staff, and students from a variety of academic and administrative departments.

Learn more about IC Natural Lands.

On March 23, 2006, the Environmental Studies Capstone class presented a teach-in regarding natural and sustainable landscaping practices at Ithaca College. The students in that Capstone class went on to develop and conduct an on-line survey in Spring 2006, inviting the campus community to respond regarding its attitudes and awareness about landscaping issues, including pesticide and water usage, and use of alternative landscaping.