Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 157 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 93 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 0 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 64 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 :

Smithereen provides pest control solutions based on the concepts of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) The experts at Smithereen not only remove the pests in the safest manner possible but also identify the reasons that caused the pest to appear in the beginning. A program is then created for each customer addressing these issues which in turn creates a safer and more permanent solution to the pest problem.


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

Landscape Services leave trees with holes that could house animals or birds and
along some of the fence lines Landscape Services have allowed the areas to grow native in 5 year increments. The 5 Rain Gardens on campus are our best examples of wildlife habitats. Landscape Services also practice the use of dormant oil during the early Spring to suffocate insect eggs, also use Spinosad or BT which are biological insect controls and Integrated Pest Management Techniques. They also use pest free plants to prevent the use of insecticides.


A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Best plant species for drought or for the situation. Campus is incorporating more plantings that the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center has in its landscape and also using the Arbor Day Foundations recommended plant list and Missouri University Plants Guide to assist in plant selections.


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

In March 2012 the Organics composting program was launched. All organics from the landscaping on campus are composted through Missouri Organics Recycling.


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

UMKC landscaping used best practices to minimize run off and soil erosion. Composting, use of organics for fertilizer, mulching practices, use of the right plant in the right space are all part of the practices.


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

UMKC landscaping used best practices for use of organic mulch from its compost program as well as organic fish emulsion for fertilizer.


A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

UMKC landscaping mitigates potential damage from storm water runoff through three rain gardens, and the Student Union utilizes best practices through a detention pond to handle storm water. Additionally, UMKC has two rooftop gardens. The Student Union rooftop garden is accessible from the fourth floor and has native plants as part of slowing down and absorbing rainfall


A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

The campus uses environmentally friendly ice melt.


A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:
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Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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