Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
2430.28 Hectares

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 Hectares
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 Hectares
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 0 Hectares
Total area of managed grounds ---

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):

Although a comprehensive sustainable landscape management plan has not been established at Selkirk College, the Grounds crew uses a variety of ecological practices to maintain the grounds.


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:
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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:

When installing new planted areas, and strong emphasis is put on native species.
No pesticides or herbicides are used on grounds.


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

Very little irrigation takes place on the grounds; lawns are over sown with drought tolerant grass seed and may areas of grass are left un-watered.
Renovations to the main parking lot at Castlegar campus during 2017 included only native and drought tolerant species.
The main parking lot at Castlegar campus includes bioswales to address stormwater runoff.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

Grass clippings and fallen leaves are piled for compost additions.


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Landscaping on Selkirk's Tenth Street campus has been done with all native species, so no irrigation or mowing is required. Areas of grass have been minimized to reduce on energy needed for upkeep.


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):

Fabric, mulch, and mechanical labour are the primary methods of weed control.


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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