Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.64
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pitzer College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.74 / 2.00 Milan Stijepovic
Asst Director of Sustainability
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Total campus area:
31 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 24 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 6 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 1 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 31 Acres

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

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Area is maintained organically by implementing an IPM program that uses chemicals as a last resort. The drought tolerant nature of the majority of our landscape services us well in terms of pest management but our first step is to identify the species that is causing the disruption and remove the food source if possible to divert the pest. we also maintain our grounds in accordance with organic land care standards and sustainable landscape management concepts.

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:


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

The College grounds are predominantly landscaped with drought tolerant plants, including cacti and succulents, as well as native plants.

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

The Outback Preserve (see below) is identified for native landscaping that incorporates natural hydrology for storm water management.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

All green waste from campus operations is either composted on campus or picked up by the City of Claremont, where it is composted and used as mulch.

A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Substantially replaced turf areas on campus with drought tolerant landscaping and water efficient irrigation systems.

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:

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