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Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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California College of the Arts
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
11 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 0 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 4 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 4 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):

Footprint of the institution’s buildings is 7 acres.


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:

Our IPM plan is not consolidated into a single document. Policies and protocols supporting IPM are managed by multiple departments and contract service providers on two campuses. A consolidated plan is in progress.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
100

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:

CCA manages all grounds according to best practices and environmental stewardship. We use non-toxic methods of pest control, use native plant and tree species, maintain 3 organic gardens which are integrated into the curriculum, integrate green space into all campus planning initiatives and new development, and compost all plant debris.


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

The institution plants only native and drought tolerant species. This part of our campus planning guidelines. We partner with local landscape architects to help develop landscaping plans. Our landscaping company and Facilities department are knowledgable about management of native plants.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:

We are an urban campus. We comply with municipal storm water requirements and maintain storm water management systems. We have implemented rainwater catchments, bioswales, raised beds, sidewalk greening, xeriscaped gardens, and irrigation controls to manage water resources.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

Partnering with our landscaper, waste management company, and members of the CCA community, we are able to compost 100 percent of plant debris as well as monitor and manage water and soil resource use. We operate 3 organic gardens.


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):

The institution plants only native and drought tolerant species. This part of our campus planning guidelines. We partner with local landscape architects to help develop landscaping plans. Our landscaping company and Facilities department are knowledgable about management of native plants.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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