Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Jay Haynes
Manager, Esternal Services
Facilities Services
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
420.08 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 78.60 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 52 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 130.60 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):

Roads, paved walkways, parking lots, roof tops, building footprints, and also forested/ non-landscaped areas have been excluded.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
60.18

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

SFU adheres to the City of Burnaby's The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy and Program, adopted in 1994, outlines an ecological approach for controlling pests (primarily targeting invasive plants), including minimizing the use of pesticides. IPM is defined in the Policy as per the Ministry of Environment: “Integrated pest management or IPM is an ecological approach to suppressing pest populations in which all necessary techniques are consolidated in a unified program, so that pests are kept at acceptable levels in effective, economical and environmentally safe ways. Because pest problems are often symptomatic of ecological imbalances, the goal is to attempt to plan and manage ecosystems to prevent organisms from becoming pests.”
A copy of the plan can be found here: https://www.burnaby.ca/City-Services/Policies--Projects---Initiatives/Environment/Environmental-Policies-and-Regulations/Urban-Forest-and-Invasive-Species-Management.html


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
39.82

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:

SFU adheres to the SOUL Organic Land Care Standards's Organic Land Care Standard for Canada.

Example practices include: using native plant material or plant material that would do well in current conditions and not using invasive plants or plants that will not do well. Doing proper plant care practices or maintenance to promote plant health (applies to lawns as well). Use existing material on site and trying to eliminate waste. Using soil and mulch mixtures that contain no prohibited substances.


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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