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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 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jerry Hart
Superintendent
Grounds Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Area
Total campus area 812 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 132.92 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 0 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Area
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 679 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:
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The IPM plan :

At the current time an Integrated Pest Management Plan is not in writing. As a department we approach pest management with treatment of problems as they arises. The spraying for prevention of pest damage is currently only happens with emerald ash borer and newly plant trees. Other pest problem are managed by treating the plants that are infested. We only do turf weed control as the weeds are detracting from the landscape, so a 10 to 15 percent weed population most likely would not be sprayed.


A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

The University's Landscape Guidelines include a sustainability policy based on the Sustainable SITES model. This policy is comprehensive and applies to new construction as well as renovations and changes to existing sites.

http://www.uky.edu/EVPFA/Facilities/CPMD/standards/div2/UK_Landscape%20Plan%20and%20Guidelines_20150417_.pdf


A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

See Landscape Guidelines Sustainability Policy, page 78.


A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

See OP-11


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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.