|Submission Date||Dec. 20, 2018|
Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-9: Landscape Management
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
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)||400 Acres|
|Total area of managed grounds||400 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):
Excluded area includes 11,100 acres in undeveloped timberland and 1,500 acres comprising the residential village.
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:
Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
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:
A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Minimal tree removal for hazards and development. Seek to maximize tree preservation.
A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
Minimal irrigation takes place at the institution for athletic fields and golf course. The irrigation at the golf course is primarily captured rainwater in a basin. Permeable pavement is being utilized on campus.
A Stormwater Management Master Plan was completed in 2017.
A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
The institution employs mulching mowers to distribute grass clippings and collects and mulches leaves for a top dressing in beds.
A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
The institution has adopted seasonal mowing practices for appropriate areas, along with reduced frequency in other areas. Landscaping is designed to minimize machine work and manual labor. Landscapes are also designed for shade plantings on western and southern exposures.
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):
Plants native to the SE United States are incorporated into landscape design, along with the avoidance of non-native aggressive species. All mulch applied to beds is organic in nature.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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