Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.55
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 2.00 Juste Sylvain Obouonombele
Student Intern
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Total campus area:
170.06 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 130.80 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 3 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 133.80 Acres

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

The total campus includes the building footprints, the actual building footprints are not managed by Grounds.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Planting native plants and non-natives adapted to the northwest. Planting design that incorporates layering to promote optimal plant growth and weed suppression. Watering schedule of longer duration and less frequency to promote deeper root growth and better plant health. Manual removal of weeds in beds frequently to reduce spread of weeds and seed dispersal. Cultural practices such as tilling weedy areas, leaving a mulch/leaf layer to bed areas to create both compost for plant nutrients and cover for weed suppression, using mulch mowers to add nitrogen and other nutrients to the lawn areas and burning of weeds on hard surfaces. Chemical use is a last resort to help control noxious weed outbreaks.

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:

Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM, is a process for achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest suppression through a wide variety of tactics. Control strategies in an IPM program include structural and procedural improvements to reduce the food, water, shelter, and access used by pests. Since IPM focuses on remediation of the fundamental reasons why pests are here, pesticides are rarely used and only when necessary.

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

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:

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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