Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Mizelle
Director Facilities Maintenance/Operations
Facilities Maintenance & Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:

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

The Landscaping department has been using alpine plants (both native and not) incorporated in rock gardens and perennial beds because they tolerate drought and harsh weather conditions. In a majority of landscaping beds, shredded native wood is used as mulch to help keep the soil moist by reducing water evaporation and weed growth. Native Birch and Spruce trees are planted in areas of new construction where applicable. Turf areas are seeded with a mixture of Nugget Bluegrass which is a grass species originating in Hope, Alaska.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.