Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 2.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability
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Total campus area:
289.31 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 1 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 288.31 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 289.31 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

This includes all managed grounds.


Percentage of grounds managed organically:
0.35

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Eco-Turf program to diversify the monoculture grass mix on campus with a new kind of ground cover. The clover in the mix is extremely drought-tolerant and maintains a dark green color once established, requiring less irrigation. By including this with the fescue grass, the soil will retain more moisture in dry periods and sustain the grass through the summer.
The clover in the mix is extremely drought-tolerant and maintains a dark green color once established, requiring less irrigation. By including this with the fescue grass, the soil will retain more moisture in dry periods and sustain the grass through the summer.
https://www.boisestate.edu/news/2020/09/24/eco-turf-planted-at-new-micron-center-for-materials-research-building/


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

N/A


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

Compost organic landscape waste, chip the tree branches trimmed on site, use that material back on the landscape to reduce inputs.


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

The campus utilizes geothermal hot water underneath the sidewalks to utilize the heating for snow melt, reducing the labor needed to remove snow and reducing the chemicals added to campus to melt the snow.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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