University in the Forest

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From the Principles and Goals of the 2000 Campus Master Plan:

Duke is A UNIVERSITY IN THE FOREST:

  • Preserve and strengthen the identity of the Duke campus as a community within a forest

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  • by identifying natural areas to be preserved, particularly selected areas of the Duke Forest, steep slopes, and waterways;
  • by identifying natural areas that need to be conserved, limiting construction and interventions to those which maintain the quality and character of the natural environment;
  • by limiting expansion and using infill development where possible; and
  • by identifying means of preserving tree canopy, habitat and air & water quality.