There is a beautiful and diverse natural habitat on Seminary Ridge. At 560 feet above sea level, the ridge is a threshold to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains to the west. The high ground that was of strategic importance in the Battle of Gettysburg has also been a habitat for hawks, owls, bats, birds, small mammals, insects and reptiles alongside the human beings who dwell or visit. White Oak trees that routinely live about four centuries grace the ridge. Hickory, Ash, Maple, Red and Chestnut Oaks, Pines, and Norway Spruce contribute to a majestic canopy interspersed with fields that have at various times hosted small-scale farming, orchards and grazing.
The seminary makes a concerted effort of stewardship for the natural habitat of its 52-acre campus, mindful of its place in the Chesapeake watershed, and its participation in the wider environment.