Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Tom Hartzell
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Dave Warners
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area:
789 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 300 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 300 Acres

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

For the total campus area of 789 listed above. We include the following as part of the managed lands:

- 300 acres main campus
- excludes 100 acres of Nature Preserve which is not conventionally managed

We exclude these from managed lands:
- 319 acres Waltman Lake
- 70 acres Flat Iron Lake
- 100 acres is our Ecosystem Preserve.

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:

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

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

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

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


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Calvin follows informal guidelines for the above categories, but nothing that would count for the STARS report. Calvin plans on pursuing formal guidelines for the next submission. (2.5.19 JW)

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