Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 2.00 Robert Caudle
Grounds Maintenance
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 345 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 62 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 99 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 182 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:
The IPM plan :

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

The UA is a Certified Bee Campus USA and manages its grounds with a focus on biodiversity.

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 campus is planted with mostly native trees (oak, hickory, and maple.) Invasive species are avoided. Preferred species are all listed in the UA Campus Landscape Design Manual 2015.

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

Grounds takes limbs and brush to a Facilities lot to compost. Leaves are mulched on site, brush and wood is also chipped. Grass trimmings and bigger waste are hauled to the city of Fayetteville where they are composted and eventually used for mulching.

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

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

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

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

FMD stocks for sale in its warehouse effective, environmentally safe, and economical deicing chemicals, or can provide a pre-approved list of acceptable materials. Damage to concrete or other surfaces caused by the use of deicers will be the responsibility of the applying department, including cost of repair or replacement. The University of Arkansas strives to find the most efficient deicing chemicals, while protecting the environment as well. Deicers continually change as the University monitors new and improved products and developments that are made.

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

Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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