Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
Yes

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

The Green Purchasing Policy states: "Plants shall be selected that are appropriate to the microclimate. Native and drought-tolerant plants that require no or minimal watering once established shall be used." Local natives that are indigenous to high desert or semiarid environments as well as deep rooted, drought tolerant stress species are being chosen for new plantings. Turf irrigation is reduced to the point of compensation through observation as we do not yet have ET (evapotranspiration) data input to a centralized irrigation system although we have installed compatible irrigation clocks for future upgrades.

All new construction includes native species in the project's landscaping.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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