Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.50
Liaison Katy Everett
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eureka College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 2.00 Katy Everett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Science and Mathematics
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
70 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 1.18 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 51 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 52.18 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):

This includes the small wetland outside of one of our academic buildings and all of the building's footprints.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
2.26

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:

We have a rain garden and surrounding areas of native grasses and pollinator plants totaling0.28 acres, and we have a prairie restoration site that is .24 acres. The third area is in progress, former tennis court being converted to a native detention area. Currently no treatment taking place there, but seeds being ordered for fall planting. All areas are hand weeded and maintained by faculty, students and volunteers (Environmental Studies program) using 5-10 year management plans.


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

They often split existing vegetation on campus to use on other areas of campus.


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

The rainwater garden collects rain water using native plants. It removes chemicals from the water and restores it to its natural state before entering into the public storm sewers. It also takes into consideration runoff that wouldn't be filtered due to the Sanders building's existence.

We have minimal irrigation - only use it for the baseball field.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

All plant material is taken to Eureka city's mulching area (center of town - only natural materials)


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

The Campus uses biodegradable ice melt.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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