Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.41
Liaison Michael Rumfola
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Joshua Koss
Landscape Services Manager
Facilities Services
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
9,283 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 241.90 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 241.90 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):

8.9 acres of surrounding native areas are not regularly managed or maintained.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

Our goal is to manage pests and their damage to tolerable levels. We try to: 1) avoid harmful affects on beneficial and non-target organisms. 2) cause minimal disturbance in the built and natural environments. 3) promote plant health, structural integrity and appearance and 4) acheive the goals of the University in a cost effective manner.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
0

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
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A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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