Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 2.00 Jerry Hart
Superintendent
Grounds Services
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
800 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 579 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 100 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 679 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):

land excluded from the area of managed grounds includes the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
85.27

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

The Integrated Pest Management Plan is included in our Grounds Management Operations Manual (see attached). As a department we approach pest management with treatment of problems as they arise. The spraying for prevention of pest damage currently only happens with emerald ash borer and newly plant trees. Other pest problems are managed as they arise by examining plant health, addressing cultural conditions, identifying the pest or disease and using least toxic controls to obtain satisfactory results. We only do turf weed control as the weeds are detracting from the landscape, so a 10 to 15 percent weed population most likely would not be controlled.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
14.73

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:

The campus arboretum, storm water quality management areas, pollinator gardens, and rain gardens all employ the organic land standard.


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

New construction and renovation is done to LEED Silver standards, and often there are elements of efficient landscape design found in these plans.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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