Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Tim Hatcher
Groundskeeper Supervisor
Plant Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area:
152 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 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 0 Acres

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

Any excluded land is due to the footprint of the buildings on campus.

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:

According to our Sustainable Purchasing and Design Policy, when maintaining buildings and landscapes, Gonzaga shall manage pest problems through prevention and the use of environmentally friendly products. We may either adopt and implement an organic pest management policy and practices or adopt and implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy and practices using the least toxic pest control as a last resort. However, at the time of this report we do not have an IPM plan. We do follow the concepts of one. Plant Services manages pest problems through prevention and the use of environmentally friendly products. The use of herbicides and pesticides is on an as needed basis, rather than a preventative basis.

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

Plants are selected to minimize waste by choosing species for purchase that are appropriate to the microclimate. Native and drought-tolerant plants that require no or minimal watering once established are purchased in accordance with the Campus Landscape Master Plan.

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

We border the Spokane River and have reintroduced native species to the shoreline environment.

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

Plant services uses containers dispersed around campus when disposing of the yard waste they collect when maintaining Gonzaga’s grounds. In addition, landscape structures constructed of recycled content materials are encouraged.

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

Drought tolerant native vegetation has been included in recent landscaping projects such as the Volkaar and Woldson Centers.

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

Snow is moved to drainage swales and/or percolates through campus green space.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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