Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 6,368 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 482.17 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 4,500 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 892 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 :

The Grounds Division at Facilities and Services follows the principles of integrated pest management by trying to prevent pests, monitoring and identifying pests, and knowing at what point action is needed. Grounds makes every attempt to pesticide/herbicide use to a minimum.

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

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 Grounds Division uses native trees/shrubs/perennials as much as possible, and sets annual goals toward more sustainable practices.

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

We compost as many leaves and herbaceous plant material as possible. We turn the material throughout the year and re-use the end product in our perennial and annual flower beds. We also chip all of the trees we remove on campus and re-use the wood chips as mulch across campus. 100% is done on University property.

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):

We pre-treat the sidewalks with a salt brine and magnesium chloride solution. Rock salt is only applied at the curb cuts/crosswalks. We plow, snow blow or broom the majority of snow off our walks and allow the pre-treatment to do the rest. Applying brine to the walks prior to a show/ice event uses much less salt and you do not have the bounce and scatter effect of applying it in the granular form.

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:

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