Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area:
1,100 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 450 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 450 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
The area left out of the above fields represents wooded areas including part of the Brown Family Environmental Center. This land is managed in accordance with best practices for natural areas and preserves.

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:
Kenyon’s integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that hinges on a combination of common-sense practices. We use comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Plant species used on Kenyon College’s campus will be primarily native trees. The college may use native or exotic species that have been screened for adaptability to physical conditions and serviceability, to meeting planting needs based on site orientation, drainage, soil condition, use, etc. Where the best plant native/exotic shall be selected for a given site, which will be primarily “native trees”. Trees to be used on campus must be preselected at the farm or nursery for good quality and tagged. Only trees of 2”‐2 ½” minimum caliper and maximum of 8”‐8½” caliper will be planted.

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

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
We operate a Class II compost center, all our pre and post food wastes is turned into compost. We use the grass clippings and brush as a bulking agent for the compost.

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:
Members of the grounds crew & custodial crews exercise measures to minimize use of salt and chemical products in order to preserve soil integrity and prevent damage to the walking surfaces.

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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