Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.10 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
329 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 16 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) 144.90 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 160.90 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):

"Grounds mission as to the use of pesticides:
Our goals as they pertain to use of pesticides is to maintain, enhance, and protect our grounds in a sustainable and responsible manner, using IPM (Integrated Pest Management). IPM is a pest management strategy that utilizes a wide range of pest control methods! The goal is to prevent pests from reaching economical or aesthetically damaging levels with the least risk to the environment. This practice enables a specialist to make intelligent, site-specific decisions about control. An example would be as follow:
Broadleaf weed control is sometimes applied to entire lawn areas for most effective control. By using IPM this can be done by using spot spraying, attacking highly visible areas only! Young and less visible weeds may be missed but only a fraction of the amount of herbicide is used while maintaining curb appeal. As we strive to minimize pesticide use, we recognize that it is not always the best approach. All methods of pest control are carefully and professionally selected for each target promoting effective management with the least impact on the environment. SNHU and its vendors comply with all rules and regulations set forth by the EPA and the NH Department of Agriculture and the division of Pesticide Control.
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
9.94

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

"Grounds mission as to the use of pesticides:
Our goals as they pertain to use of pesticides is to maintain, enhance, and protect our grounds in a sustainable and responsible manner, using IPM (Integrated Pest Management). IPM is a pest management strategy that utilizes a wide range of pest control methods! The goal is to prevent pests from reaching economical or aesthetically damaging levels with the least risk to the environment. This practice enables a specialist to make intelligent, site-specific decisions about control. An example would be as follow:
Broadleaf weed control is sometimes applied to entire lawn areas for most effective control. By using IPM this can be done by using spot spraying, attacking highly visible areas only! Young and less visible weeds may be missed but only a fraction of the amount of herbicide is used while maintaining curb appeal. As we strive to minimize pesticide use, we recognize that it is not always the best approach. All methods of pest control are carefully and professionally selected for each target promoting effective management with the least impact on the environment. SNHU and its vendors comply with all rules and regulations set forth by the EPA and the NH Department of Agriculture and the division of Pesticide Control.
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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:
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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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