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A tree, bushes, and grasses outside of a Fort Omaha Campus building


With more than 195 acres of land across six main campuses and centers, MCC has a lot of area to maintain. Each location is unique and includes everything from wetlands to historic parade grounds. A sustainable landscape has the opportunity to conserve water, lower the rate and volume of runoff water from rain, snowmelt and irrigation, and help reduce the amount of pollutant reaching the surface and ground water.

Grounds and sustainability at MCC looks at how to manage and create spaces that reduce our impact on the environment and creating outdoor spaces for gathering and learning. The goal for the grounds category is based on the AASHE STARS credits, which focuses on land management and support for biodiversity. See the latest MCC STARS report here

MCC has recently completed an Integrated Pest Management Plan for the Fort campus and is planning on developing two more areas of the Fort campus for pollinator gardens. 

Credit Summary Points possible
Landscape Management Institution's grounds include areas that are managed:
  • Organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides (i.e., only ecologically preferable materials may be used); OR
  • In accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program
Biodiversity Institution has conducted an assessment to identify:
  • Endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution; AND/OR
  • Areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution