Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 2.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Management
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
1438 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 56 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 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 1382 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 1438 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:
3.89

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

At the Lyle Center of Regenerative Studies, 16 acres are maintained with an IPM plan. Insects which threaten crops are controlled through integrated pest management techniques. Flowering plants in the garden attract predatory insects which feed on agricultural pests. Organic pesticides made out of garlic and peppers are also applied.
IPM is also a top consideration at 40 acres of AGRIscapes, where an IPM program is used in every decision made in regard to any pesticide used based on a four tiered approach.


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

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

As campus facilities are constructed or renovated, Cal Poly Pomona institution opts for uses native plantings in replacement. In addition, areas of lawn have been converted to native and drought tolerant planting beds. Approximately 40-50% of the Landscape planting on campus would be considered a native or “water wise” planting. Of the newer installations on campus in the last 10 years, approximately 70-80% are native/drought tolerant.


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):

On average, Cal Poly produces over 455 tons per year of grass clippings. These clippings can be incorporated directly back into the soil. Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Moderate growth through proper management, or more frequent mowing, will produce short clippings that will not cover the grass surface. Grass clippings decompose quickly and release valuable nutrients back into the soil. If clippings must be collected, they should be composted.
Tree trimmings from the campus and local community are turned into mulch and used as ground cover around campus.


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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