Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date July 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Stetson University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 2.00 Chris Cloudman
Energy Specialist
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Total campus area:
195 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 13.09 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 42.56 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 9.82 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 65.47 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

All buildings and parking lots.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

The 13 acres that are managed organically include the Gillespie Museum grounds, the Teaching Landscape and the Rinker Environmental Learning Center.

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:

Staff have been accredited by the University of Florida for Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) (See chapter 6 in https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ffl-and-you/gi-bmp-program.) The GI-BMP program teaches environmentally safe landscaping practices, including basic steps for an IPM Program: 1) Identify key pests on key plants 2) Determine the pest's lifecycle and know which life stage to target 3) Use cultural, mechanical or physical methods to prevent problem, reduce pest habitat and promote biological control 4) Decide which pest management practice is appropriate and carry out corrective actions. Direct control where the pest lives or feeds. Use preventative chemical applications only when professional judgment indicates that properly timed preventative applications are likely to control the target pest effectively while minimizing the environmental impact.

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

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

Stetson uses the least amount of water necessary to support the health of the plants. Wherever possible Reclaimed water and well water is the primary source of irrigation and all clocks and timers are equipped with rain sensors. Irrigation programs are also adjusted seasonally to meet the needs of the plants and the evapotranspiration (ET) rates of the weather.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Landscape design for all new landscaping prioritizes native plants and Florida Friendly plants that are drought tolerant and naturally resistant to common pests.

A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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