Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.08
Liaison Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
Submission Date June 29, 2023

STARS v2.2

Salve Regina University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Cailin Martin
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Mission Integration
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Total campus area:
80 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 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 80 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 80 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
Not applicable

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
Not applicable

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:
At Salve Regina University we employ Integrated Pest Management practices only when absolutely necessary. We utilize mulching techniques throughout campus on weekly lawn mowing and with leaf material during early fall. We also use refined pine mulch around the majority of our tree groves and cultivated garden beds to help with supplementing natural nutrients additives without the use of chemical fertilizers. The mulch also helps with water retention during summer months. We also employ the use of pelletized lime to naturally sweeten acidic soil that exists to help with lawn health and only use fertilizers on minimal properties to support atheltic events. When pesticides are needed on few properties, ie our rose gardens, we utilize the services of a licensed chemical applicator, Michelle Maltis, to make sure we are in compliance with all state DEM requirements. When treating trees on campus when necessary with chemical treatments, we utilize the services of Bartlett Tree Experts, licensed tree treatment applicators. Overall, we continue to implement environmental friendly practices whenever possible, and utilize IPM practices when applicable with licensed professionals to manage those programs.

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

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

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

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

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