Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.95
Liaison Thomas Wassmer
Submission Date June 17, 2019
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Siena Heights University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Thomas Wassmer
Associate Professor of Biology
Biology
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
64.24 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 0.01 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 13 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 13.01 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):

Any property excluded would include sidewalks and parking lot area.


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:
0.08

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:

We have a pollinator garden where we avoid the use of fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.


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

Siena Heights University has a certified pollinator garden that houses only native plants to the greater southeast Michigan area


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

Siena Heights University owns a rain barrel that collects rain from the pipes of the main building of campus for use in the pollinator garden when the area is experiencing a drought


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

Siena Heights University partners with the Adrian Dominican Sisters to compost scraps from student and university kitchens on campus. We own one small composting bin near the pollinator garden to create more enriched soil. However, we bring all of the composted materials next door to the ADS's permaculture garden to place on their composting piles.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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