Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
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Saint Mary's College of California
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 2.00 Michael Viola
Director of Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 169.97 Hectares
Footprint of the institution's buildings 33.35 Hectares
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 133.36 Hectares

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan Hectares
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined Hectares
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0.13 Hectares

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :

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

SMC mulches green waste and reuses it onsite to reduce erosion and water consumption. Further, this year, a demonstration native garden was developed as a guide for future landscaping plans, which utilizes organic/certified management techniques.

Currently, landscaping guidelines are being developed in concert with our 2015-2020 Campus Master Plan, that will address more of the below practices.

A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:
A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

SMC mulches green waste and reuses it onsite to reduce erosion and water consumption.

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

Saint Mary's College uses a third party vendor to manage the one garden on campus that is treated organically.

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


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

Saint Mary’s College has installed several rainwater filtering systems; each consists of the following:
• a storm drain system which collects runoff from impervious areas and conveys it to
• a vegetated bioretention filter; and
• an outlet structure which connects the bioretention filter to the outlet pipe leading to the storm drain system.

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


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


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

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

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