Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Anya Spear
Campus Planner
Campus Planning and Development
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
500 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 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 106 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 106 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):

Main campus building footprints, parking lots, impervious surfaces, East Campus open space (322 acres), E Campus Housing (unknown area and contract terms)

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 Maintenance Plan. The landscape contract Scope of Work 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. XENIA contract

STEWARDSHIP - The campus has two projects 1) 45 trees planted east of the Library 2) Ongoing Community Based Lightfighter Restoration Project for 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:

Does not include E Campus Housing or Open Space

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