Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Total campus area:
448.11 Hectares

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 Hectares
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 161 Hectares
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices Hectares
Total area of managed grounds 161 Hectares

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
The University of California, Riverside campus is host to the Agricultural Experiment Station (444.49 acres) which is not included in Grounds management.

To the south of campus, there is 195 acres of hillsides that is not managed by Grounds (195 acres).

The building footprints are not included in the areas that are managed by grounds (70 acres).

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
UCR grounds are developed and maintained in accordance with an integrated pest management plan that adheres to the following four-tiered approach:
1) Set action thresholds
2) Monitor and identify pests
3) Prevention
4) Control
UCR is currently implementing a more stringent IPM program to meet the LEED v3 Operations and Maintenance IPM requirements.

A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
All new landscape installed on campus must meet the campus design guidelines (see below) and achieve LEED NC SSc5.1.
• Minimize irrigation through the selection
of plants appropriate to specific campus
environments and use
• Focus the use of turf requiring more
irrigation and care on high-use areas
such as courtyards and malls that
require a walkable surface
• Utilize native or climate-appropriate
and drought-tolerant plantings where
• Promote water conservation by using
a computer-regulated irrigation system
as well as efficient subterranean drip
irrigation systems
• Incorporate UCR’s Integrated Pest
Management policies in plant selection

A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
Any new building project must retain 100% of storm water run-off already existing.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
All grass clippings are mulched on campus and all trimmings and other green waste are composted on our agricultural lands that are part of the main campus acreage.

A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
UCR plants shade trees in all open parking lots.

A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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