|Submission Date||March 16, 2018|
California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-9: Landscape Management
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Campus Planning and Development
Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
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||0 Acres|
|Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques)||322.20 Acres|
|Total area of managed grounds||322.20 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):
buildings, parking lots and abandoned buildings and paved areas. As well as all of East Campus open space.
Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
The Campus employs a contract with a landscape management plan. The Scope of Work with the Contractor requires an Integrated Pest Management Specialist: The IPM Specialist is responsible for employing all natural, non-toxic means of controlling pests before resorting to toxic controls. All use of chemical pesticides, and the type, SDS, quantity, and where it is used must be provided to the Facilities Manager.
The language above is incorporated into the contract however the percentage of total grounds managed according to these practices is unable to be determined.
Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
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:
A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
The Contractor will participate in a twice-annual meetings with key stakeholders that benefit the CSUMB campus Sustainability Goals (define from CAP and other docs), once in January and again in late June. The meetings will outline a plan each quarter to utilize and incorporate the following stakeholder resources:
• Input on measures that benefit rainwater catchment/treatment and/or utilization
• Native plant restoration through Return of the Natives or other native nurseries
• Local and student employment to enhance campus affordability and local employment (sustainability)
• Feasible and within budget special projects to enhance the campus and greater environs as proposed by CSUMB faculty, staff, and student groups.
• Knowledge of local native plants and invasive species management
• Use of native plants grown in CSUMB nurseries where feasible
• Milkweed protection and propagation through Bullets to Butterflies.
The Planning Department and FSO, together with the Contractor, will convene the pertinent stakeholders twice a year to generate and implement a plan for that year. The California Invasive Plant Council (http://www.cal-ipc.org/) guidelines on invasive plant management will be followed to control and, if possible, eradicate invasive species. Specifically, view Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands at http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/ipcw/index.php. Ice plant is a particular problem at the CSUMB campus.
CSUMB aims to attempt to eradicate invasive species and replace them with California natives and the Contractor will make every attempt toward this goal.
Community Based Restoration Project is employed in a 3-acre parcel on campus.
A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
Since all runoff is collected in percolation ponds onsite, there is no runoff from campus.
A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
The contractor guarantese that all landscape employees keep the recyclable material, compost, green/yard waste and e-waste separate from the waste stream. Under no circumstance is it acceptable for the contents of recyclable, compostable, or yard waste to be placed in the inappropriate dumpster.
A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
Landscape features are designed to block wind from the coast.
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):
Tree removal to support wildfire prevention.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Managed areas do not include promontory, 7th ave re-alignments and 8th Ave Roundabout.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.