Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.95
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Rick Rogers
Facilities Management Assistant Director of Grounds
Facilities Management
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
414.50 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 0 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) 40 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 40 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):

Forested areas, building footprints, hardscapes


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

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

We work with a third party - Van Yahres Company - to help us with pest management. We tried several times to get information from them for this report, but they are undergoing a restructuring of their company and were not able to provide details of their IPM program. We will continue to attempt to nail down their program to see if it complies with the standards set forth by the EPA. However, we feel at this time that it's best for us to go ahead and submit this report.


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:

We use products that are organic and not synthetic, although our fall feeding (fertilizer) uses a combination product which has organic and inorganic sources together.


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 materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):
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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 (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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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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