Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Bryant University
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 2.00 Jim Lucia
Superintendent of Grounds
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 435 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 34.67 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 335.33 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 35 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 30 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :

: The IPM plan is as follows. Daily scouting by the grounds crew for signs of insect and turfgrass issues that arise during the height of the growing season. Careful analysis of soil temperature, tree, shrub and turf maladies before they become apparent are documented and a pro-active approach is undertaken. An ounce of prevention rather than a pound of cure is the basis of the program at Bryant University.

A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

By using best turf/ornamental practices we are in the process of achieving a sustainable campus environs.

A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

In conjunction with the Arborists on campus, plants are selected that are conducive to this area. Selections are made after consulting the University of RI publication "Sustainable Trees and Shrubs for Southern New England.

A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

We have a composting program on campus. Collections of grass clippings, leaves, sod and sand are piled together at the composting site, and turned over occasionally to stimulate the composting process.

A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

We have, in repair areas been using mushroom soil and renovate plus organic soil amendment

A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

Utilizing our compost stockpile and peat moss to enhance beds and reduce fertilizer applications

A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

By monitoring soil profiles and installing rain gauges we have reduced water usage

A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

We are using Magnesium Chloride, the most environmentally friendly product with a low melting point, to provide safe walkways on campus. This formula is the least detrimental to turf and entrances into buildings. Roadways are treated with a Sand/Salt ratio 3:1, so traction is achieved and little salt damage occurs to the adjacent turf areas.

A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

Bryant Campus has been certified as a “Wildlife Friendly Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.

Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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