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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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Middlebury College
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Timothy Parsons
Horticulturalist
Facilities Services
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
Yes

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

Our selection of plant material in new landscape projects is guided by the campus Master Plan, which states: “The diversity of plant species on campus should be increased. Where possible, native plants from the Clayplain Forest, the Transition Hardwood Limestone Forest, and the Oak-Hickory-Hophornbeam Forest palettes should be utilized. These should be supplemented with additional species as appropriate for specific soil conditions and environmental stresses. Invasive introduced species should be avoided. To ensure variety and disease resistance, no more than 30% of trees on the campus should be from one family, no more than 20% should be from one genus, and no more than 10% should be from one species.”


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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