|Submission Date||Feb. 24, 2015|
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Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
|Total campus area||1,262 Acres|
|Footprint of the institution's buildings||129 Acres|
|Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas||209 Acres|
|Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan||715 Acres|
|Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined||209 Acres|
|Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected||0 Acres|
Landscape Services and Athletics uses an Integrated Pest Management program to maintain a healthy and beautiful campus with the least amount of impact on the environment. In conjunction with IPM practices, Landscape Services monitors pest populations by scouting and trapping and uses aa variety of methods to control damage. The goal of the Integrated Pest Management program is to preserve and protect the landscape in order to accomplish our mission, while minimizing personal and environmental impacts, and establish sustainable landscape management practices.
The University utilizes a comprehensive landscape management plan that incorporates within it the recycling of all landscape wastes, minimization of potable water irrigation systems, innovative storm water reclamation, the use of native or well adapted non-native plant species, and the goal of reducing maintenance inputs.
The campus landscape includes 209 acres of undeveloped woodlands. The campus also includes restored acreage devoted to collaborative research with the COE and CAFNR in the area of stormwater reclamation and cleanup of waters within one of the campus watersheds. Invasive species are controlled on the 755 acres of maintained property. The University of Missouri is an active member of the Grow Native! Program, an effort of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, and uses native species whenever possible.
100% of the green waste generated on the campus is either composted in place within the campus landscape or is taken to an off-site composting area run by the city of Columbia. Green waste composted off-site is available to the citizens of Columbia free of charge.
One of the key responsibilities as a nationally recognized botanic garden is public education. The Mizzou Botanic Garden provides this by emphasizing the use of native plants and signage that identifies native plantings. The landscape management plan has limited resources that are focused on specific areas of campus. Outlying areas receive minimal maintenance.
The campus has adopted a comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan that identifies current efforts and future opportunities to use best management practices that harvest this water resource and work to clean any storm water that finds its way into the storm sewer system.
The university has reduced its overall use of sodium chloride on pavements by utilizing magnesium chloride pellets for campus sidewalks. Although this is another form of chloride it is less likely to injure plant materials and minimizes the amount of sodium in the stormwater generated in snow fall.
The equipment that is used to treat sidewalks has been switched from rotary broadcasting types to ‘drop’ type spreaders that apply magnesium chloride pellets to only the center of the targeted sidewalk. This has reduced by 40% the amount of material applied.
The campus has not used coal cinders, a waste material from the campus power plant, in snow removal operations in more than 8 years.
Landscape Services - Campus Facilities
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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.