Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

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:
1,396 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 106 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 106 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

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 organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

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 Company. 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. We do not have an IPM plan or program. Please note your answer to the second question above.

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.

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 3) Science and Academic Center tree restoration site

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

Stormwater is primarily managed and percolated onsite. Areas that flow off campus are percolated in basins or open spaces and do not reach surface water.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

All green waste is recycled.

A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Master Plan landscape guidelines specify landscape be designed to block wind from the coast. The campus is piped to receive recycled water (when available) and evapotranspiration meters insure appropriate irrigation water is applied.

A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

Priority use of drought-tolerant native plants in campus landscaped areas.

In East Campus areas (which is not included in this acreage) wildfire prevention efforts include tree trimming and vegetation management. Trimming of trees and vegetation management, as well as limited removal of trees near buildings, support sustainability and the environment by reducing the spread of wildfire and the negative impact that can have on ecosystems (as opposed to controlled burns, which can be beneficial) as well as reduced consumption of resources needed to rebuild structures after a wildfire. I am not aware we are removing trees near buildings or doing any wildfire maintenance on the Main Campus other than mowing.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Does not include E Campus Housing or Open Space

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