Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
2104.80 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 698.85 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 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 698.85 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):

Glenlea and Ian N. Morrison satellite campuses are excluded from the IPM. The two campuses total 1406 acres of experimental agricultural land maintained outside the general control of the University's Physical Plant.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
100

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

The University‘s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program employs a combination of physical, mechanical, cultural, behavioral, biological and chemical controls designed to manage ecosystems and pests to prevent problems from becoming uncontrollable, with the intent of minimizing chemical controls.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
0

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

Tree pruning efforts are not limited to hazard reduction but also include pruning for tree health. The health of the campus forest is improving and General Services has already reduced chemical pesticide use on all trees and shrubs.

The health of the campus turf is improving with the implementation of a new turf management program which involves aeration, fertilization and seeding with a variety that is disease and drought resistant.


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

Naturalized fringe forests, riverbottom forests and riparian zone are maintained.


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

Grasscycling is used, and all (non-diseased) tree trimmings are chipped for application as mulch.


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

Tree planting/replacement program takes into account shading.


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):

Eco-Traction material used as an alternative to salt.


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