Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Norman Mudd
Operations Manager
Physical Plant
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 77.04 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 22 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 5 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 0 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 :
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A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:
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A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

The university has informally adopted a Kentucky Native Plant program. Flower beds are weeded and invasive species are removed regularly


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

Leaves are composted on vacant lots owned by the university. Grass clippings are left in place to fertilize the lawn.


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:
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A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:
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A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:
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A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

With the exception of parking lots, snow and ice removal is done by hand. Parking lots are scraped with a plow. We make an effort to minimize the amount of salt we use.


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