Opened in 1998, Trinity Western University’s Ecosystem Study Area (ESA) is an area dedicated to the study, preservation and proper management of the environment. TWU takes seriously the stewardship of this portion of the Salmon River Habitat, entrusted to us by God. The ESA functions as a “living creation laboratory” for TWU students to be able to learn about the local ecology and species of this area. Environmental Studies and Biology students regularly undertake exercises and research projects to study different parts of the ecosystem such as trees, soils, salmon, stream invertebrates and the endangered Oregon Forest snail. The following guidelines will care for, preserve and protect our natural areas for future generations:

  • Stay on designated trails;
  • Do not remove or disturb wild life or vegetation;
  • No smoking, fires of any kind or camping are permitted;
  • Place all litter in designated containers;
  • No bicycles, motorized vehicles, horses or pets

For further information or to volunteer with the ESA contact the Ecosystem Study Area Manager at ext. 2979.