Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Rodriguez
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego Mesa College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
Political Science
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Total campus area:
104.10 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 1.17 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 102.93 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 104.10 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:

not available at this time

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:

Board of Trustees Policy
BP 7235 - Integrated Pest Management
The San Diego Community College District recognizes the importance of providing students and staff with a clean, safe and healthy learning environment. Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices. By using life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment combined with best available pest control methods, the most economical methods are used that will have the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. This policy expresses the Board’s intent to adopt Integrated Pest Management Practices for all District pest control activities.

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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