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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 John Cook
Submission Date May 31, 2013
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University of California, Riverside
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

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Director of Sustainability
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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:

All new landscape installed on campus must meet the campus design guidelines (see below) and achieve LEED NC SSc5.1.
• Minimize irrigation through the selection
of plants appropriate to specific campus
environments and use
• Focus the use of turf requiring more
irrigation and care on high-use areas
such as courtyards and malls that
require a walkable surface
• Utilize native or climate-appropriate
and drought-tolerant plantings where
feasible
• Promote water conservation by using
a computer-regulated irrigation system
as well as efficient subterranean drip
irrigation systems
• Incorporate UCR’s Integrated Pest
Management policies in plant selection


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

Native plantings for our region are extremely limited, rather we focus on drought tolerant non-invasive species

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