Human Impact Engineering Assessment

In this project assessment, you will be producing a habitat restoration plan by producing a planting plan for an area on Tualatin’s campus.  Currently, this area, the side of the Health Center, does not contain native plant species and does not support native animals and insects.  Your task will be to take observations of the current habitat, research the land’s former use, and design a planting plan for native species in order to return the land to its native heritage.  This project is one that real people do for real jobs; for example, the restoration project at the Dakota Greenway is following a restoration plan developed by the City of Tualatin employees.

The task has been divided into different parts below that follow a structure to what a real planting plan would look like.  You should complete each part in order before moving on to the next part.  Bullet points for each portion have been copied from the project rubric and, if completed successfully, will enable you to meet or exceed proficiency.  Your final product turned in will be this document with either a paper copy planting plan or a picture of the planting plan inserted below as directed.

Resources:

Objective:


Assessment:

Human Impact: Engineering & Design Attempt 2

Standards

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

Engineering & Design

Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity  (LS2-7).

Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts. (ETS1-3)

Proposal skilfully assess the problem, extensively articulates improvement plan that is fully justified with examples and citations

Discusses the difference between native, non-native and non-native invasive and their impact on biodiversity.

❑ Calculates the average percent of native and non-native species before and after planting plan

Explains how plan will improve biodiversity and habitat for native species

❑  Assesses human impacts on the environment

❑  Identifies & justifies species to be planted (genus & species, number of plants per species, planting order)

❑ Discuss management strategies to  increase the percentage of native species

  • Plants appropriate to habitat/conditions
  • Timeline (correct order of planting)
  • Management & removal of non-native invasive species

❑ Determines a 5-year maintenance plan: on-going costs, labor hours and additional plantings and future managment obstacles

Proposal accurately assess the problem and provides an improvement plan that is supported:

Discusses the difference between native, non-native and non-native invasive and their impact on biodiversity.

❑ Calculates the average percent of native and non-native species before and after planting plan

Explains how plan will improve biodiversity and habitat for native species

❑  Assesses human impacts on the environment

❑  Identifies & justifies species to be planted (genus & species, number of plants per species, planting order)

❑ Discuss management strategies to  increase the percentage of native species

  • Plants appropriate to habitat/conditions
  • Timeline (correct order of planting)
  • Management & removal of non-native invasive species

❑ Determines a 5-year maintenance plan: on-going costs, labor hours and additional plantings and future managment obstacles

Proposal provides some assessment of the problem that includes an incomplete improvement plan with superficial or lacks support

Discusses the difference between native, non-native and non-native invasive and their impact on biodiversity.

❑ Calculates the average percent of native and non-native species before and after planting plan

Explains how plan will improve biodiversity and habitat for native species

❑  Assesses human impacts on the environment

❑  Identifies & justifies species to be planted (genus & species, number of plants per species, planting order)

❑ Discuss management strategies to  increase the percentage of native species

  • Plants appropriate to habitat/conditions
  • Timeline (correct order of planting)
  • Management & removal of non-native invasive species

❑ Determines a 5-year maintenance plan: on-going costs, labor hours and additional plantings and future managment obstacles

Proposal is lacking a complete assessment of the problem, is missing pieces, or provides  an inaccurate plan

Discusses the difference between native, non-native and non-native invasive and their impact on biodiversity.

❑ Calculates the average percent of native and non-native species before and after planting plan

Explains how plan will improve biodiversity and habitat for native species

❑  Assesses human impacts on the environment

❑  Identifies & justifies species to be planted (genus & species, number of plants per species, planting order)

❑ Discuss management strategies to  increase the percentage of native species

  • Plants appropriate to habitat/conditions
  • Timeline (correct order of planting)
  • Management & removal of non-native invasive species

❑ Determines a 5-year maintenance plan: on-going costs, labor hours and additional plantings and future managment obstacles

Part A: Background Introduction

Introduce the idea of converting current areas of grass to a restored habitat (paragraph form).

Part B: Species list

Consider the habitat requirements of each species (how much light/how much water/etc).

Symbol

Common Name

Scientific Name

Quantity

Wildlife supported

💜

Red osier dogwood

(this is an example and can be deleted)

Cornus sercia

22

Hummingbirds, birds,

Part C: Planting Plan

Create a planting plan with native plant species.  

(INSERT PICTURE OF GOOGLE DRAWING OF PLANTING PLAN HERE)

Part D: Justification of Plan

Include the following as part of your plan:

Part F: Works Cited