Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dickinson College
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 156.16 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 45.05 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 0 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 0 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 82.95 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 28.16 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:
The IPM plan :

Please see attached document.


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

Please see attached document.


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

Please see attached document.


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

Please see attached document.


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

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

Please see attached document.


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

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A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

Please see attached document.


A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

The college farm managed space is USDA organic certified. Of the 174.94 acres of land owned by the college, only 28.16 acres are currently part of farm operations. This includes planting fields, pastures, compost area, and ponds.


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

All values of campus space/acreage is as of July 1, 2013 other than the College Farm, which is from October 14.

The farm has approximately .4 acres of building space, which is reflected in the 45.05 building footprint.

The Sustainable Landscape Management plan refers to 30 acres of "undeveloped land". However, this area is managed meadow, swale, and community garden and so does not meet the "undeveloped" definition of STARS.

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