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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.

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Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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Haywood Community College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

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Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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The size of the campus grounds :
100 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
100 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

The Campus Arboretum Team Leader will utilize sustainable practices in the management of the landscape including Integrated Pest Management, composting landscape waste materials, soil enrichment, preventative maintenance, removal of invasive species, and soil stabilization practices that reduce erosion. Any endangered flora or fauna identified on campus by the Campus Arboretum Team will be reported to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to insure that proper procedure is followed.

- In support of the campus Sustainable Development Policy (3.33), plantings at Haywood Community College’s main and satellite campuses shall be:

1.ecologically appropriate and reflect our desire to be thoughtful stewards of the natural resources under our protection.
2.regionally adapted and suitable for, landscape microclimates, pest pressures, and soils of the campus
3.composed of native plants grouped in biodiverse natural associations when possible
4.educational, communicating a sense of place that helps students, faculty, staff, administrators, and guests understand the rich biodiversity and the limiting resources of our mountain region


The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:

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