|Submission Date||Sept. 13, 2019|
OP-9: Landscape Management
Buildings & Grounds
Total campus area:
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||Hectares|
|Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed||34 Hectares|
|Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices||Hectares|
|Total area of managed grounds||34 Hectares|
A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
The campus's buildings cover 16 acres, and the forested back campus is 98 acres. Back campus is minimally managed and only used for long-term biological research.
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:
Randolph College follows an IPM plan that was originally developed for Virginia K-12 schools because such plan is more stringent due to the fragile nature of young children.
A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Randolph is a certified Bee Campus, and is the process of developing a habitat plan and updating the IPM with land management practices to protect native pollinator species.
A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
In coordination with the City of Lynchburg's stormwater management program, Randolph installed multiple rain gardens on main campus to reduce runoff.
A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
All the the leaves, wood chips, and other yard waste generated by the grounds department are composted on campus, either at the organic garden or at the Buildings & Grounds storage area.
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:
The 2008 Randolph College Master Plan calls for maintaining the focus of our current pedestrian-centered campus. Therefore the college has very few roads but many sidewalks. During snow events, most snow removal efforts are done on foot with snow shovels. This highly staffed effort requires no fossil fuels.
Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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