Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.37
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Lowell
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 2.00 Meaghan Healy
Associate Director of Operations and Services
Facilities
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Total campus area:
146.25 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 1 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 47.50 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 48.50 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
Land area excluded is all land area not managed or maintained.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:
2.06

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
UMass Lowell's Rist Urban Agriculture Greenhouse and Farm is managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
97.94

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
See attached plan. In addition, Massachusetts Executive Order 403 requires all state agencies to adopt and implement IPM practices.

A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
In 2011, University of Massachusetts Lowell became New England’s first college to be named an official Tree Campus USA designate by the Nebraska-based Arbor Day Foundation.

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