Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Andrew McMahan
Submission Date June 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Central Carolina Community College
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 2.00 Ronnie Measamer
Physical Plant Director
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 329 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 12 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 35 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 83 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Acres
+ Date Revised: Feb. 9, 2016
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 5 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :

CCCC follows the following protocal on the Siler City Campus Center and the Pittsboro Campus Center.

Institution’s grounds are developed and maintained in accordance with an integrated pest
management plan that adheres to the following four-tiered approach:
1) Set action thresholds
2) Monitor and identify pests
3) Prevention
4) Control

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

On one campus we have a storm water management system using permeable pavement, storm water retention ponds, green roofs and grey water irrigation.

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

North Carolina has faced drought conditions in recent years and the college recognizes the benefit of the resilience of planting drought tolerant native plants. While the college has not removed non-native plants, new plantings in recent years have focused on native plants.

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

Mowed grass is maintained as mulch for grounds and not sent to the landfill.

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

No pesticides or herbicides are used on one campus .

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

We use local mulch and native plants and grasses in the landscape.

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

see stormwater above.

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:

The CCCC Student farm is certified organic.

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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