Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.31
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Melissa Goodall
Associate Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total campus area:
657.94 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 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 325.70 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 325.70 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
The footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces were excluded from the area of managed grounds. 100% of grounds are managed.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

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:
http://sustainability.yale.edu/planning-progress/areas-focus/land/yale-university-integrated-pest-management-policy-exterior It is the policy of Yale University to practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a means to control unwanted pests on all Yale grounds. Yale University avoids routine pesticide applications by utilizing knowledge of pests and the local environment which allows effective monitoring of plants and action thresholds. By practicing IPM, Yale University aims to minimize risks associated with landscape pests and pesticides for the entire campus. In addition, designated areas around campus are mowed two to three times a year to encourage the development of an urban meadow. Urban meadows promote natural regeneration, leading to increased biodiversity, improved water quality, and a reduction in stormwater runoff and soil erosion. In addition, less frequent mowing reduces fuel and equipment usage, saving money and improving air quality.

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

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

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

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

A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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