Projects & Reports

Project reports, scientific data and educational materials from Shenandoah University’s Environmental Studies Department

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Shenandoah Campus

Presents some of Shenandoah University’s efforts to reduce its ecological footprint and demonstrate responsible environmental practices, ranging from energy conservation projects and purchasing choices to the protection of habitats and water quality.

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Natural Places

Descriptions, maps and photographs of natural places to visit in and near the Shenandoah Valley region.  Online links and driving directions included!

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With a focus on environmental quality, community education and natural places in the Shenandoah Valley region, SU-BRIES is a project of Shenandoah University’s Environmental Studies Department.

Originally known as the Blue Ridge Institute for Environmental Studies, BRIES was founded in 1991 by members of the university’s biology and education faculty.

This website reflects partnerships with government agencies, citizens organizations, businesses, and other academic programs at Shenandoah.

Website development is supported by a grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, and by gifts to Shenandoah University for environmental research and community outreach.


Research reports, maps, photographs and other resources for understanding the Shenandoah Valley region’s watersheds – large and small.

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Links to educational materials and other information about the Shenandoah Valley region’s environmental resources, issues, citizens organizations and government agencies.

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