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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 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
1,000 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 106.40 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) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 106.40 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):

The area of managed grounds managed in accordance with IMP excludes, buildings, impervious surfaces (paths, parking lots), and forested land on campus.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
100

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

SLU first adopted an integrated pest management (IPM) program in 1993 through a recommendation by the Campus Safety Committee to the President. The IPM is dedicated to the following goals:

To promote a safe and healthy work environment for the SLU community in regard to the care of campus grounds and vegetation.

To inform and educate the community on health and/or safety issues that may result from IPM activities.

To promote community input regarding the IPM activities.

To comply with state and federal codes and laws.

To minimize the institutional risk and liability related to environmental health and safety.


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:

Our grounds department only plants native species with a heavy emphasis on perennial plants.


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

All of our stormwater is filtered through wetland areas before discharge into the river. No potable water is use for irrigation.


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

Leaves, downed trees and other landscape organics are composted on campus. Wood is chipped and reused on campus.


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:
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.