Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Paul Ricci
Associate Director of Ground Operations
Facilities Management
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 384 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 15.16 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 283.84 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 85 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:
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The IPM plan :

Treated turf areas consist of campus grounds and athletic fields. The athletic fields are treated differently from the campus grounds. Campus grounds are treated three times a year with a nitrogen and potassium balanced fertilizer. A pre-emergent crabgrass control is applied in April. The lawns are treated with a preventive grub application in June. The campus has past documentation on grub problems. Weed control is applied on an as needed basis depending on the growth of turf weeds. The athletic fields are treated with additional fertilizer to enhance color and growth. Facilities Management may apply different prevention applications based on past history of the fields. The College is constantly monitoring the campus grounds and athletic fields for potential problems.


A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

Included in IMP plan.


A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

Included in IMP plan.


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:
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