Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.08
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Aug. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Susquehanna University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.27 / 2.00 Derek Martin
Sustainability Coordinator
CEER
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Total campus area:
322 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 87 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 235 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 322 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
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Percentage of grounds managed organically:
27.02

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Our Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER) is 87 acres on the westernmost part of campus. This part of our campus receives no regular landscape management attention beyond lawn mowing. The campus garden located at the CEER follows organic principles and doesn't use any synthetic fertilizers or harmful pesticides. The 14 acres solar array is also located at the CEER and is maintained by a flock of sheep so lawn mowing isn't even needed.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
72.98

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
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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 landscape materials management and waste minimization:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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