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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Claudia Kent
Sustainability Coordinator/Organic Garden Advisor
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
216 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) 69 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 69 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):

Buildings, parking lots and woodlands are not included. Woodlands are managed for safety issues only.


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:

Through a contracted arrangement with John B. Ward campus grounds are inspected throughout the year and treatment for specific problems are made. We follow ANSI A300 Best Management Practices.


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:

The preferred plants meet native criteria on one of 3 levels, native to: 1)SE Pennsylvania, 2)East Coast 3)USA, North America. Exotic plants are used to maintain plant diversity for history and study. Norway Maples, Buddleia and Burning Bush are actively removed.


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

Streambank riparian restoration of stream from pond to Haverford College Apartments. Planting wetland buffer zones around pond. Installing a stormwater retention basins. Installing gray water system and the use of superficial water table recharge wells.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

Grass clippings are not collected but are left to decompose and provide a source of Nitrogen. Leaves collected are composted with layers of topsoil and are turned monthly. All woody tree and brush clippings are chipped and recycled into mulch. Tree removals are chipped and recycled as mulch except larger logs, shipped to plywood plants or made into firewood.


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

Lloyd Parking Lot: wooded


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):

Magnesium Chloride which is safer for concrete, plants, trees shrubs and turf is given priority on walkways. Sand is also used extensively to provide traction and to reduce the ice melter that is being used.
Snow poles are installed on campus that not only marks sidewalks during snow storms but keeps vehicles and equipment off turf areas, therefore reducing compaction.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.