Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rob McGann
Outdoor Services Supervisor
Facilities Services Outdoor Services
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:
UCCS has several locations across the campus that implement xeriscaping, including Science & Engineering, the roundabouts and several medians, the Recreation Center, and part of a demonstration garden recently added behind Centennial Hall. The grass that we have on campus is a low-water consumption fesque mix as well. Approximately 60% of the UCCS campus is native landscaping. This is defined as native plant life allowed to grow mostly unassisted and unchecked. These areas enhance UCCS's unique image and dedication to living in cooperation with our unique environment. UCCS encourages low water landscapes to be used as much as possible when designing and constructing new buildings on campus.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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