Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2011
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New Mexico State University
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:

Our campus is 900 acres, with 425 managed acres. We are a large land-grant university established in 1888 started as an agriculture college. Care of our lands, the plants, and the environment are entwined in our history. We are in the Chihuahuan Desert where we practice xeriscape management techniques such as good planning and design, soil amendment, drip irrigation, mulching and composting (using our own compost produced on campus). Our water system for the turf areas are on timers.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:

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