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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 Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rosemarie Leland
Grounds Supervisor
UVM Physical Plant Department
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The size of the campus grounds :
305 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
200 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

The IPM plan includes: setting action thresholds; monitoring and identifying pests; prevention measures; and controlling outbreaks. The University of Vermont’s campus is a total of 305 acres. There are 200 acres of trees, shrubs, and turf that are maintained by the schools IPM. The Grounds Department monitors these acres regularly looking for evidence of pests. When pests are considered a problem, the department looks to traditional methods in dealing with them such as aeration and over-seeding. When these practices do not work, Grounds then works with the city and applies a chemical treatment (although these treatments are infrequent).


The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:

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