Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Nina Bisbee
Submission Date June 29, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryn Mawr College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.32 / 2.00
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
111 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 59.90 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 43.30 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 7.80 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 111 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
53.96

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
39.01

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:

The following areas on campus are organically managed to maintain and increase ecosystem biodiversity. Our purpose is to avoid and minimize injury to plants both above and below the ground, while employing physical and mechanical methods to control undesirable organisms. We are also increasing wildlife habitats on campus through the management of these areas.
• Wildflowers beds- native species of wild flowers and are manually maintained. We use physical and mechanical methods only to control undesirable plants. No fertilizers or pesticides are used in these areas.
• Storm water Pond- area is mechanically maintained several times a year. No fertilizers or pesticides are used in these areas.
• Woodlands- the trees and hiking trails are managed in these areas. We use physical and mechanical methods only to keep trails open and manage trees. Trees are pruned for safety purposes only. Old trees that have been cut down will remain in the woodlands unless unwanted disease/pests have a negative impact to the ecosystem have been found on those trees. All native undergrowth is not managed and serves as a food source for wild life. No fertilizers or pesticides are used in these areas
• Student Garden- vegetable and fruiting trees are maintained using all organic soils and manually weeded. We use old plant material for composting. Only organic material is used for fertilization.


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 materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
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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 (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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