Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jim Graves
Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Humanities, Arts, and Natural Sciences
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

Plant communities in college natural areas are managed to promote native wildflowers, trees, and other plants through control of non-native species. Garlic mustard, Morrow’ honeysuckle, glossy buckthorn, and Japanese knotweed are actively removed by a summer Natural Areas Crew of students as well as several classes. GMC has several completely native gardens maintained by faculty and students. A plan was approved in 2010 to replace invasive ornamental plants on campus with native species; Norway maples will be replaced with sugar maples over the next three years.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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