Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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Total campus area:
220 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 196.30 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 10 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 3.60 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 209.90 Acres

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

There are various areas on campus that are un-managed and left to grow naturally. The largest of those is The Grove where composting occurs.


Percentage of grounds managed organically:
93.52

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

The main campus and area around the Athletic Complex is managed without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
4.76

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

I am unfamiliar with the exact program the College adheres to but it is used to manage the main grass Quad and all grass near the sidewalks on Academy, the main road going through campus.


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

We prioritize native plants, and will have a zeroscaped building next year.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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