|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
Harvey Mudd College
OP-9: Landscape Management
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Assistant Director of Facilities and Maintenance
Facilities and Maintenance
Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
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||0 Acres|
|Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques)||30 Acres|
|Total area of managed grounds||30 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):
The areas above include the landscape on campus that only has lawns, only has planters, or in some cases both.
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:
Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
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:
A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Harvey Mudd College has continued to make efforts on campus to remove non-native species and introduce native species of vegetation on campus. This has also included drought-tolerant vegetation on the academic side of campus in outdoor areas.
A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
The campus is continuing to pilot efforts to minimize water usage on campus, which has included the installation of drip-irrigation across a majority of campus, as well as turf installations in different lawn areas that do not require nearly as much water to maintain.
A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
The campus continues to take usable compost from the dehydrator in our dining commons and apply those to different landscaped areas on campus.The dehydrator diverts about 200-250 lbs. a day of food waste from landfill for use on campus.
A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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