Lakes, Vegetation And Landscaping Committee

Appointment:  Ten faculty members, five appointed by the President, or the President’s designee and five elected by the Senate from the faculty at large, plus one student member. (7 members)

Chair:  Chair elected by committee. This election will take place during the last meeting of the committee in each spring semester so that committee leadership will be in place at the beginning of the following academic year.


Committee is responsible for items that affect the use of University lakes, including guidelines for use of such lakes in order to preserve their ecological integrity and research capabilities, and the management and well being of natural areas containing non-domesticated plants and animals. It provides recommendations concerning enforcement of policies regarding the removal of trees and other vegetation. It provides input to the University Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee regarding planning of major landscape elements such as green space, open space, and significant architectural features to ensure their compatibility with existing and planned landscaping and master planning. It provides recommendations to the Vice President for Business Affairs about construction on campus, specifically concerning: programming, including general site suitability having an impact on trees, landscape, natural areas and lakes; schematic design, including tree removal, plans for transplants, replacements and/or mitigation based on building footprint, utility corridors and other construction activities; and design development including new landscaping, appropriateness and inclusion of any mitigation for tree removal.

Term:  3 years/1 year - student

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Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00AM, in 316 Stadium Conference Room.

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