Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Lyle Morin
Grounds & General Svcs
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Total campus area:
2,104.80 Acres

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 230.62 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 468.23 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 698.85 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

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

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

The turf areas receives core aeration and top with a compost soil with a seed blend. This is to encourage new plant development and receive a natural fertilizer. Flower beds start the season with a compost/ manure mixture prior to planting. In addition, the University has a native revegetation approach to landscape management allowing for the organically managed area. The riverbank forest is also maintained in this manner. No inorganic fertilizers or chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides are applied to the space identified (with the exception of rescue treatments)

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:

The UM 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. Chemical practice will only be employed when the risk of plant loss is certain without the use of chemicals. The loss would cause incredible financial hardships (eg. Chinch Bug in a sports turf area).

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 chemical pesticide use continues to be reduced 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, river-bottom forests and riparian zone are maintained.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

Grasscycling is used, and all (non-diseased) tree trimmings are chipped for application as mulch. Removed plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, crop bi-product, trimmings and planting soils are combined and turned into compost. This material is used in topdressing turf areas, flower bed soil improvements and planter soil improvements. Tree clippings and branches are mulch and used in shrub beds and around newly planted trees.

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:

Eco-Traction material used as an alternative to salt. Water is gathered in pond areas throughout campus. This water is often used to water newly planted trees on campus.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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