Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Michael Murray
Facilities Director
Facilities Services
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 175 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 97.72 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 60 Acres

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

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :


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

We are starting to brown out a few select lawns. Currently 20% of our irrigation has been converted to drip system. We do have a plan to convert a percentage of our water to drip for the next several years. Also, in 2016 we'll begin planting CA native plants as we continue to modernize our irrigation to drip system

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

We hired a landscape architect that was able to create a campus wide plant palate using native and ecologically appropriate plants.

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

Our green waste is managed offsite, and converted to mulch.

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


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

Recycled mulch, pesticides and herbicides are all environmentally friendly.

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


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


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


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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