Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Joe Herbst
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Joe Herbst
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 496 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 20 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 356 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 0 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 120 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:
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The IPM plan :

N/A


A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

MSUM employs a variety of sustainable landscaping practices, although they are not all formally adopted.


A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Landscaping practices make use of native plants where possible, and our Grounds controls invavise species on/around the main campus.


A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

MSUM composts waste from grounds keeping.


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

N/A


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

N/A


A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

N/A


A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

MSUM uses snow and ice removal products that reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal. Use mostly sand which is mostly recovered, an eco-friendly ice melt, and small amounts of road salt.


A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

N/A


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:
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