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Finance and Administration 204 Tigert Hall
Office of the Vice President P0 Box 113100
Gainesville, FL 32611-3100
(352) 392-1336
March 31, 2003 Fax (352) 392-6278

Ms. Joellen Zeh
Staff Ecologist
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System
c/o Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk, NY 12158

Dear Joellen:

Enclosed in the completed Resource Packet for Phase I of the Cooperative Sanctuary
designation through Audubon International. The University of Florida is excited about
participating in this process and is also interested in becoming a pilot for a campus specific
designation. We are doing many things to increase our already strong ecological
orientation, including the implementation of many conservation and resource issues
addressed in Phase I of the Cooperative Sanctuary application packet. As a national
example, we are hoping to go beyond compliance by establishing best management
practices for an even greater variety of ecological issues. As we begin the next phase of
obtaining the distinction of becoming a Cooperative Sanctuary member, we would
appreciate your assistance in identifying specific issues that would be important to address
in this process.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you in providing an even greater
stewardship roll on our Campus. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or
need additional information.


Paula Varnes Fussell
Associate Vice President for
Finance and Administration

cc: Ecology, Conservation, and Stewardship Committee

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution



business &



Resource Inventory
Environmental Plan

Audubon Cooperative
Sanctuary System
c/o Audubon International
46 Rarick Road
Selkirk, NY 12158
e-mail: acss@audubonintl.org

Filling out the Resource Inventory & Environmental Plan is your first step
in achieving certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This
form will help you assess your property resources, plan conservation
projects, and begin to fully develop your Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.


1. Complete Part I Resource Inventory
The Resource Inventory is a way for you to take stock of your
existing grounds and buildings so that you know what you have to
work with and Audubon staff get a sense of your business. Your
existing resources provide the baseline from which to build your
Cooperative Sanctuary.

2. Complete Part II. Environmental Plan
Use this section to plan environmental projects. It will help you
decide what to do, when to start, and who should organize and
participate in Cooperative Sanctuary projects.

3. Mail your completed form to Audubon
Make a copy for your records and send this completed form to us
at the address below. We'll review it and send you a Certificate of
Recognition in Environmental Planning for you to display. We'll
also forward Request for Certification forms to help you document
your efforts as you implement your plan and apply for certification
in the remaining four certification categories: Wildlife & Habitat
Management, Resource Conservation, Waste Management, and
Outreach & Education.

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System
c/o Audubon International
46 Rarick Road, Selkirk, NY 12158

Should you have any questions at any time, don't hesitate
to call or write us. You can also reach us via e-mail at:
acss @ audubonintl.org

Part I. Resource Inventory

General Information

Name of Business:

Contact Person




University of Florida

Paula Varnes Fussell

P.O. Box 113100

UF Office of Vice President for Finance & Administration

Gainesville, FL 32611-3100

(352) 392-1336 FAX (352) 392-6278


Type of Property
Please check all that apply:
IN Own Property M Urban
0 Rental Property O Suburban
O Rural

Approximate Number of Acres:
O 1/10 acre or less 0 V2 acre
0 1/4 acre 0 1 acre
t Other: 2.000 Acres

Business & Property Description
Number of Employees 20,000

Please tell us about the nature of your work and provide a brief description of your
property. Include any special land features or habitats, and note surrounding land uses
since these may affect your Cooperative Sanctuary:


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Business and Property Description of the Resource Inventory Element

The University of Florida is dedicated to facilitating its threefold mission of teaching, research,
and extension service in an environment designed to nurture higher education. It is a land-grant
university, among the nation's leading research institutions as categorized by the Carnegie
Commission on Higher Education. It is the only university in Florida selected as a member of
the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) whose mission is to promote
research and graduate education at the doctoral level. The main campus, located in Gainesville,
Florida, consists of 1,850 acres. It includes 900 buildings and a historic district listed in the
National Register of Historic Places. This traditional, pedestrian oriented campus houses 21
colleges and schools and more than 100 research, service and education centers, bureaus and
institutes. UF is one of the three universities in the U.S. offering the most academic programs on
a single campus. In addition to the 10,000 students already residing on campus, as many as
52,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors arrive on campus on any given day. In order to
accommodate so many individuals on a relatively small area of land, UF encourages partnerships
with the local bus system as well as provides bicycle lanes. Such efforts are met with much
success as 40% of those commuting to campus either walk, bike or bus. Despite the high
demands for precious space on campus, UF has dedicated over 400 acres of land for
conservation. Lake Alice, one of the largest conservation areas on the main campus, not only
provides habitat for wildlife, it facilitates groundwater recharge and provides a location for
students and faculty to learn about natural Florida systems. Likewise, hundreds of acres are
dedicated for active and passive recreation, much of which is connected with a system of
preservation areas and outdoor teaching labs. UF also owns property throughout the state and
nation. A majority of these sites are designated research facilities that are managed all or in part
in conservation. One example includes the Randall Mound Archaeological site, where the
'conservation' designation is most compatible with the sensitive nature of the site. The
University of Florida's dedication to public education extends beyond the built environment; it
encompasses and reflects the dynamic needs of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and
individuals that call Gainesville home.


What percentage of the total acreage of your property is devoted to wildlife
0 10% or less C 25-40% 0 60-75% 0 90% or more
0 10-25% 0 50% 0 75-85%

O No

Can you increase this percentage through naturalization of existing lawn? I0 Yes

Food & Cover Sources (Check all that are present):

M Lawn
M1 Landscaped plants around
[ Landscaped "islands" of
trees, shrubs, or flowers
M Flower Gardens
MX Woods
3 Tall grass/meadow

9 Native prairie
J Desert
M Lake or Pond
0 Wetland
M Stream
I3 Other: Sinkholes

Please list some of the plants on your property that provide food and cover for wildlife,
e.g. trees, shrubs, or flowers that produce seed, berries or other fruit, nectar, shelter, or
nest sites.


Please check supplemental food and cover sources:
0 Bird Feeders; How many? seed O suet 0 hummingbird
@ Nest Boxes; How many? About 15 Are they successful? C1 Yes O No
0 None

Please check water sources available on your property:
0 Bird Bath M Lake M Wetland
* Pond M Stream 0 None

0 Other, please describe:
Sinkholes, Artificial
Wetlands (SEEP),
Retention Ponds

Wildlife Information
Please check the wildlife species that you have observed on your property.


Small rodents
(mice, rats, voles, moles, etc.)

I Ducks
3 Geese
0 Swans
0 Cormorants
0 Gulls and Terns
OP Herons, Egrets
IL Storks, Cranes
I3 Other wading birds
and shorebirds

Reptiles & Amphibians

CI Hawks il S
E Eagles M W
I Osprey I0 F]
T Owls (X M
3 Crows and Jays

3 Woodpeckers 0 T
3 Hummingbirds
C Swallows O 0
IN Fowl-like birds
(Turkey, Grouse, Quail, etc.)

0 Titmice, Chickadee,

brushes (Bluebird, Robin, etc.)
0 Vireos
C Finches

(0 Turtles
OI Salamanders

IM Other: Alligators

0 Endangered or Threatened Species (please list):
[3 Species of special concern:
0 "Problem" Species:



Do you maintain a formal checklist or inventory of plants or wildlife? 0 Yes 0 No
If you have lists please include these with your completed inventory!

MT Fox
0 Coyote
C Deer
3 Bear
3 Bat

0 Other:


[ Frogs
3 Snakes

Species of Concern

Wildlife Information Species of Concern

The University of Florida consists of 2000 acres, 400 of which are dedicated to conservation. Due to the
dynamic nature of the University of Florida, many lands held in conservation also serve as outdoor teaching
laboratories. Therefore, certain areas on campus are better documented than others in terms of wildlife
inventories. Currently, the Facilities Planning and Construction Department are coordinating efforts with the
faculty and students of the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, the Department of Soil and
Water Science, the College of Natural Resource and Environment, as well as other departments to
develop a centralized web-based database to maintain a historical and current inventory of wildlife on

The websites listed below indicate which factions within the University of Florida monitor specific areas.
Please follow them to get a greater understanding of the magnitude of the university's efforts.

The Natural Areas Teaching Laboratory maintains a wildlife inventory, follow the Biota link:

The Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation maintains the following site informing the public about
wildlife viewing opportunities at the University of Florida. Please visit the 'Bat House' link as well as the
'Wildlife Viewing on Campus' link: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/ufwildlife.htm

Likewise, the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation maintains another site dedicated to public
outreach and education: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/landscaping.htm

The objective of the Florida Bird Monitoring Program is to maintain a Web site where people can enter and
view collected bird survey data. Visit this site to learn more: http://bird.ifas.ufl.edu/index.html

The Stormwater Ecological Enhancement Project (SEEP) is a successful example of the University of
Florida's attempt to develop a management plan to enhance a stormwater retention basin located within the
University of Florida Natural Area and Teaching Lab (NATL). This area was designed for species diversity
while optimizing the basin's use for research and education. Please visit this site to learn more about the
SEEP: http://natl.ifas.ufl.edu/seep.htm

The Center for Wetlands at the University of Florida, the first of its kind in the world, was founded in 1973
by H.T. Odum. His goal was to use the Center as a focal point for both basic ecological research on wetlands
as well as their sustainable use in meeting environmental management needs of the society. Visit the photo
gallery: http://www.cfw.ufl.edu/Photo%20gallery.htm

Survey of campus sinkhole ponds:
Prepared by Walter S. Judd, Ph. D. Professor of Botany
17 May 2001

These lists include native, naturalized, and cultivated species occurring around (or in)
these ponds. Species (both native and non-native) represented only by cultivated
(planted) individuals are indicated in boldface, species represented by naturalized
individuals are indicated by an asterisk; the remaining members of the list are natives that
presumably were not planted (or native species planted in a natural setting so that their
origin can not easily be determined).

As you can see, there are some significant and unusual species around these ponds, both
native herbs and native and introduced woody species. So, development around them
will have to be carefully planned so as not to damage the unusual species. At least that is
my recommendation. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Graham Pond
[No rare herbs or shrubs present, but this pair of ponds is nicely landscaped with several
interesting native species, such as Acer rubrum, Sambucus canadensis, Salix babylonica,
and Taxodium distichum. The native vine, Decumaria barbara, is noteworthy. Two
small trees of Ginkgo biloba have been planted near the pond, and these interesting trees
are used by several classes, as is the large Populus deltoides.]
Acer rubrum
Ampelopsis arborea
Baccharis halimifolia
Boehmeria cylindrica
Carex sp.
Celtis laevigata
Colocasia esculenta*
Decumaria barbara [Interesting native vine, climbing on dock]
Ginkgo biloba [Uncommon on campus]
Ilex vomitoria
Ligustrum lucidunm*
Ludwigia peruviana*
Myrica cerifera
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Populus deltoides [Uncommon on campus]
Quercus michauxii
Quercus virginiana
Salix babylonica [Uncommon on campus]
Sambucus canadensis
Smilax smallii
Taxodium distichum [Only occasional on campus, and these are beautiful specimens]
Thelypteris kunthii
Tradescantia fluminensis*

Vitis aestivalis

Green Pond (and adjacent small woods)
[No rare herbs are present; pond was once well landscaped, although recently has been
"let go" and somewhat damaged by construction, although a diversity of interesting
ornamentals are still here (see list), especially Brunfelsia australis, Agave americana,
Alpinia zerumbet, Chionanthus retusus, Erythrina variegata, Ilex rotunda, Ficuspumila,
and Xylosmajaponicum. The woods contains a nice population of Arundinaria gigantea.]
Agave americana
Albiziajulibrissin *
Alpinia zerumbet
Arundinaria gigantea
Asimina parviflora
Asparagus aethiopicus
Baccharis halimifolia
Bidens alba
Bignonia capreolata
Billbergia sp.
Brunfelsia australis
Callicarpa americana
Campsis radicans
Carya glabra
Celtis laevigata
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Chionanthus retusus
Cinnamomum camphorum *
Colocasia esculenta*
Cortaderia selloana
Crataegus uniflora
Crinum latifolium
Cyperus papyrus
Elaeagnus pungens
Erythrina variegata
Erythrina herbacea
Ficus pumila
Fraxinus alba
Galactia sp.
Ilex cornuta
Ilex opaca
Ilex rotunda
Ilex vomitoria
Jasminum mesnyi
Juniperus chinensis
Lagerstroemia indica
Lantana camera*
Ligustrum japonicum
Liquidambar styraciflua

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Ludwigia peruviana *
Macfadyena unguis-cati*
Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia virginiana
Myrica cerifera
Osmanthus americanus
Ostrya virginiana
Panicum sp.
Parthenocissus quinquefolius
Pilea microphylla
Populus deltoides
Prunus serotina
Quercus austrina
Quercus hemisphaerica
Quercus nigra
Quercus virginiuna
Raphidophyllum hystrix
Sabal palmetto
Sambucus canadensis
Serenoa repens
Serissa foetida
Smilax bona-nox
Smilax smallii
Smilax tamnoides
Tilia americana var. caroliniana
Ulmus alata
Ulmus americana
Vaccinium arboreum
Vernonia gigantea
Vitis rotundifolia
Wisteria sinensis
Yucca sp.
Zamia integrifolia

Dairy Pond
[Unlike the other ponds surveyed, it seems that this one has received only very little
landscaping attention, and a narrow woods has grown up around the pond. No rare herbs,
but three plants are uncommon on campus and are used by several courses, i.e., Pistacia
chinensis, Clerodendrum indicum, and Arundo donax.]
Albizia julibrissin *
Ampelopsis arborea
Arundinaria gigantea
Arundo donax*
Bignonia capreolata
Carpinus caroliniana

Carya glabra
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cinnamomum camphorum *
Clerodendrum indicum
Colocasia esculenta*
Crotalaria pallida
Cyperus papyrus
Erythrina herbacea
Lantana camera*
Ligustrum japonicum
Liquidambar styraciflua
Myrica cerifera
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Pistacia chinensis
Prunus serotina
Quercus hemisphaerica
Quercus nigra
Rhus copallina
Sabal palmetto
Sambucus canadensis
Sapium sebiferum *
Smilax bona-nox
Smilax glauca
Viburnum odoratissimium
Vitis rotundifolia

Ocala Pond
[Pond is open and somewhat landscaped on three sides, with a few unusual or uncommon
ornamentals, such as Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum, Liquidambarformosana, and
Taxodium ascendens.]
Acer rubrum
Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum
Ampelopsis arboreus
Arundinaria gigantea
Carya glabra
Celtis laevigata
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cercis canadensis
Cinnamomum camphorum *
Diospyros virginiana
Hydrocotyle umbellata
Illicium parviflorum
Lagerstroemia indica
Ligustrum japonicum
Ligustrum lucidum

Liquidambar styraciflua
Myrica cerifera
Ostrya virginiana
Panicum sp.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Pinus taeda
Prunus caroliniana
Prunus serotina
Prunus umbellata
Quercus hemisphaerica
Rhododendron simsii
Sabal palmetto
Smilax glauca
Taxodium ascendens

Gator Pond
[Pond has been landscaped with some interesting species, especially Bambusa sp.,
Hydrangea quercifolia, Ilex ambigua, Prunus umbellata, and Vaccinium arboreum.
Quercusfalcata (southern red oak) has been planted near the pond, and this species is
very uncommon on campus-although an original component of the flora of the northern
portion of campus. One unusual herb found-Dioscoreafloridana. A couple plants
seen, climbing up trees and shrubs.]
Acer rubrum
Albiziajulibrissin *
Bambusa sp.
Bignonia capreolata
Carya glabra
Celtis laevigata
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cinnamomum camphorum *
Cornusflorida [dead]
Dichondra caroliniana
Dioscoreafloridana [uncommon native vine, at north end of pond]
Erythrina herbacea
Hydrangea quercifolia
Ilex ambigua
Ilex opaca x cassine 'East Palatka'
Ipomoea sp.
Ligustrum japonicum
Ligustrum lucidum
Liquidambar styraciflua
Magnolia grandiflora
Melia azedarach*
Myrica cerifera
Panicum sp.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Prunus umbellata
Quercus falcata
Quercus hemisphaerica
Quercus nigra
Rhododendron simsii
Sabal palmetto
Salix caroliniana
Sapium sebiferum *
Smilax bona-nox
Tilia americana var. caroliniana
Vaccinium arboreum
Vitis rotundifolia

Harmonic Woods

6) Helianthus strumosus (Asteraceae) Pale Woodland Sunflower:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 11 counties in Florida, and Alachua county is the southernmost limit of
the species; a plant of hammocks. A rare species.]

Disturbed woods W of Powell Hall

7) Collinsonia serotina (Lamiaceae) Blueridge Horsebalm:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 12 counties in Florida, and Alachua county is the southernmost; a plant of
mesic hammocks and bluff forests. This is a very rare species locally.]

Harmonic Woods

8) Dioscoreafloridana (Dioscoreaceae) Florida Yam:
[Perennial, moderately high climbing vine. Occurs in 12 counties in Florida (extending south to
Hillsborough, and limited to the panhandle and western portion of the northern and central peninsula;
a species of moist hammocks, occasionally in disturbed woods. This species is common locally.]

Bivan's Rim Forest
Fraternity Wetland
Gator Pond
Golf Course Woods
Graham Woods-Botany Outdoor Laboratory
Harmonic Woods
McCarty Woods
Lake Alice Natural Area
Reitz Ravine Woods
Surge Wetland
Wilmot Gardens
Woods SE of Engineering Building (along Center Dr.)
Woods on west side of SW 34h Street

9) Polygonatum biflorum (Ruscaceae. often pluccd in Liliaccae) King Solomon's Seal:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 13 counties in Florida, and Alachua and Marion counties are probably the
current southern limit (historically known from Lake and Hernando counties, but those populations
may be extirpated); a species of moist/mesic hammocks. This is a rare species; also of interest

Golf Course Woods
Harmonic Woods (?)
PPD Woods
Reitz Ravine Woods
Woods on west side of SW 34t Street

10) Commelina virginica (Commelinaceae) Virginia Dayflower:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 13 counties in Florida, with Alachua county near the southern limit
(extends only to Marion county); a species of marshes, swamps, and floodplains. This species is of
occasional occurrence within its particular wetland habitat.]

Bivan's Rim Forest.
Woods on west side of SW 34h Street

11) Athyriumfelix-femina subsp. asplenioides (Polypodiaceae) Lady Fern:
[Fern. Occurs in 14 counties in Florida, with Alachua county as the southernmost record for the
species; a species of moist hammocks, bluffs, and shaded swamps. This is an uncommon species.]

Fraternity Wetland
Harmonic Woods

12) Mateleafloridana (Apocynaceae) Florida Milkvine:
[Perennial vine. Occurs in 14 counties in Florida, these scattered nearly throughout the state; a
species ofmesic hammocks. In our area, this is a fairly common species in the appropriate habitats.
It is difficult to identify without flowers.]

Bivan's Rim Forest
Golf Course Woods
Graham Woods-Botany Outdoor Laboratory
Harmonic Woods
PPD Woods
Woods south of Bartram-Carr
Woods near Coastal Engineering Building
Woods on west side of SW 34"' Street

13) Crataegusflava (=C. pulcherrima, not the C. 'flava" of many manuals, which is properly named C.
michauxii) Yellowleaf Hawthorne:
[Shrub. Occurs in 15 counties in Florida, with Alachua and Levy counties the southernmost records
for the species; shrubs of open, upland hammocks. This is a rare species in our area; all the plants
found on campus are at the edge of woods, likely due to the light-loving character of this species.]

Graham Woods-Botany Outdoor Laboratory
Harmonic Woods

14) Clematis catesbyana (Ranunculaceae) Satincurls (a kind of Virginsbower):
[Perennial vine. Occurs in 16 counties in Florida, reaching a southern limit in Polk county; plant very
characteristic of calcareous hammocks but also in disturbed, open woods, fences along roadsides in
calcareous areas. This is a common species in our area, occurring in many natural areas on campus.]

Bivan's Rim Forest
Harmonic Woods
Lake Alice Natural Area
McCarty Woods
PPD Woods
Reitz Ravine Woods
Woods south of Bartram-Carr
Woods E of Newell Drive and NE of Brain Institute
Woods between Diamond Road and Archer Road
Woods SE of Engineering Building (along Center Dr.)
Woods W of Chemical Engineering

Woods on west side of SW 34"' Street

15) Zizaniopsis miliacea (Poaceae) Southern Wild Rice:
[Grass. Occurs in 17 counties in Florida, these scattered nearly throughout the state; a species of
swamps and wet prairies. This a common large grass growing near Lake Alice.]

Lake Alice Natural Area
Marsh associated with Lake Alice

16) Cocculus carolinus (Menispermaceae) Coralbead:
[Perennial vine. Occurs in 18 counties in Florida, extending south to Citrus and Orange counties;
plant of moist hammocks. This is an uncommon species.]

Lake Alice Natural Area
PPD Woods
Woods south of Bartram-Carr
Woods W of Chemical Engineering
Woods on west side of SW 34t' Street

17) Vitis vulpina (Vitaceae) Frost Grape:
[Liana. Occurs in 18 counties in Florida, mainly in the panhandle and northern peninsula; a plant of
wet hammocks. Uncommon, but could be overlooked because the taxonomy of grapes is difficult.]


18) Passiflora lutea (Passifloraceae) Yellow Passionflower:
[Perennial vine. Occurs in 19 counties in Florida, extending south to Hernando and Lake counties; a
species ofmesic hammocks. The species is occasional in our area and is of horticultural interest.]

Golf Course Woods
Graham Woods-Botany Outdoor Laboratory
Harmonic Woods
McCarty Woods
Woods E of Newell Drive and NE of Brain Institute
Woods on west side of SW 34' Street

19) Viburnum rufidulum (Adoxaceae, often placed in Caprifoliaceae) Rusty Blackhaw:
[Shrub. Occurs in 19 counties in Florida, extending south to Hernando and Marion counties; a
species of moist calcareous hammocks. This species is uncommon in our area, and it is also of
horticultural interest.]

Bat House Woods
Harmonic Woods

20) Toxicodendron pubescens (Anacardiaceae) Eastern Poison Oak:
[Low, rhizomatous shrub. Occurs in 19 counties in Florida, with Alachua county very near the
southern limit (extending south to Marion and Levy counties); a species of sandhills, high pinelands,

and dry hammocks. This species is common, but only in the appropriate habitat (which locally are
very limited); rare on campus.]


21) Decodon verticillatus (Lythraceae) Swamp Loosestrife:
[Low herb, with arching, and rooting stems. Occurs in 24 counties in Florida, extending south to
Highlands county; a species of swamps and marshes. This species is occasional in our area.]

Marsh associated with Lake Alice

22) Arisaema dracontium (Araceae) Greendragon:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 25 counties in Florida, extending south to Pasco, Orange, and Brevard
counties; a species ofmesic hammocks. This species is occasional in our area, but populations are
not large, and it is also of horticultural interest.]

Bivan's Rim Forest
Fraternity Wetland
Golf Course Woods
Harmonic Woods
McCarty Woods
PPD Woods
Woods SE of Engineering Building (along Center Dr.)

23) Ptelea trifoliata (Rutaceae) Wafer Ash, Common Hoptree:
[Shrub. Occurs in 25 counties in Florida, extending south to Polk county; a species of mesic
hammocks (often calcareous). The species is uncommon in our area.]

Fraternity Wetland
Harmonic Woods

24) Viburnum dentatum (Adoxaceae, often placed in Caprifoliaceae) Southern Arrowwood:
[Shrub. Occurs in 26 counties in Florida, extending south to Hernando and Volusia counties; a
species of mesic to hydric hammocks. The species is occasional in our area; a taxonomically
confused group, and our plants are sometimes recognized as the distinct species, V. scabrellum.]

Golf Course Woods
Woods on west side of SW 34"' Street

25) Lobelia cardinalis (Campanulaceae) Cardinal Flower:
[Perennial herb. Occurs in 34 counties in Florida, extending south to Polk county; a species of
floodplain forests and spring runs. The species is occasional in our area, within its particular habitats,
but is listed here because it is noteworthy in its beautiful scarlet flowers and often attracts wildflowers

Woods on west side of SW 34th Street

26) Orontium aquaticum (Araceae) Golden Club:

Perennial herb. Occurs in 34 counties in Florida, occurring throughout most of the state (except
extreme southern Florida); a plant of shallow water of streams, ponds, and swamps. This species is
occasional in our area, within its particular habitats, but is listed for reasons similar to Lobelia

Woods on west side of SW 34th Street

NOTES: Rivina humilis (in Bivan's Rim Forest) is at the northern edge of its range, and is uncommon
locally. Also two rare endemic shrubs occur nearby in Alachua County, and should be watched for on
campus-Sideroxylon alachuense and S. rufohirtum. See attached maps.


10TH Revision
March 1989

Daniel B. Ward and Robert T. Ing
Department of Botany

The following list is provided as a guide to the trees, both native and exotic, of the
University of Florida campus. Approximately 1200 individual trees in the central areas of
the campus have been marked with numbered tags, corresponding to the numbers
given here.

^"* n M w m a

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1. Pinus elliottii
2. Pinus taeda
3. Pinus palustris
4. Quercus hemisphaerica
5. Quercus virginiana
6. Magnolia grandiflora
7. Sabal palmetto
8. Washington robusta
9. Phoenix canariensis
10. Cercis Canadensis
11. Cinnamomum
12. Liriodendron tulipifera
13. Ilex opaca 'East Palatka'
14. Ligustrum lucidum
15. Butia capitata
16. Quercus geminata
17. Prunus caroliniana
18. Phoenix reclinata
19. Platanus occidentalis
20. Podocarpus nagi
21. Prunus angustifolia
22. Chionanthus virginicus
23. Prunus serotina
24. Firmiana simplex
25. Podocarpus macrophyllus
26. Acer rubrum
27. Carya illinoinensis
28. Cornus florida
29. Grevillea robusta*
30. Liquidambar styraciflua
31. Gleditsia triacanthos
Var. inermis
32. Viburnum odoratissimum
33. Acer saccarinum
34. Diospyros virginiana*
35. Celtis laevigata

Slash Pine
Loblolly Pine
Longleaf Pine
Laurel Oak
Live Oak
Southern Magnolia
Cabbage Palm
Washington Palm
Canary Island Date Palm
Camphor Tree
Tulip-tree, Yellow Poplar
East Palatka Holly
Tree Privet
Pindo Palm
Scrub Live Oak
Laurel Cherry, Cherry Laurel
Senegal Date Palm
American Sycamore
Chickasaw Plum
Black Cherry, Wild Cherry
Chinese Parasol-tree
Japanese Yew
Red Maple
Flowering Dogwood
Silk Oak
Sweet Gum

southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
northwest Mex.
Canary Islands
east U.S.
tropical Asia
east U.S.
China to Japan
South America
southeast U.S.
tropical Africa
east U.S.
east U.S.
southeast U.S.
east U.S.
China to Japan
east U.S.
central U.S.
east U.S.
east U.S.

Spineless Honey Locust central U.S.
Sweet Viburnum Indian to Japan
Silver Maple east U.S.
Common Persimmon east U.S.
Sugarberry, Sugar Hackberry southeast U.S.

C .1 4.311 K I el KI KVIIMIIiI1 I eIn

Coiantin.- KInmA

3o. Pinus glabra
37. Quercus nigra
38. Rhus copallinum
39. Parkinsonia aculeate
40. Juniperus silicicola
41. Ligustrum japonicum
42. Thuja orientalis
43. Tilia caroliniana
44. Quercus incana
45. Lagerstroemia indica
46. Podo carpus macrophyllus
Var. maki
47. Ulmus pumila
48. Gledi tsia triacanthos
49. Juniperus chinensis
50. Acacia farnesiana
51. Quercus glauca*
52. Ailanthus altissima
53. Washingtonia filifera
54. Phoeni x sylvestris
55. Arecastrum roman zoffianum
56. Carya toment osa

57. Cunninghamia Lanceolat a
58. Eucalyptus sp.
59. Carya glabra
60. Ehretia acuminata
61. Quercus alba
62. Ostrya virginiana
63. Koelreut eria elegans
64. Osmanthus americanus
65. Ilex rotunda
66. Quercus falcate
67. Eucalyptus ca malculensis*
68. Eriobotrya japonica
69. Bischofia ja vanica*
70. Casuarina cunninghaniena*
71. Carpinus caroliniana
72. Myrica cerif era

73. Albizia julibrissin
74. Sapium sebif erum
75. Cephalanthus occid entalis
76. Liv istona chinesis
77. Salix caroliniana
78. Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
79. Catalpa bignoniodes
80. Broussonetia papyrifera
81. Ulmus a lata
82. Quercus suber*

Spruce Pine
Water Oak
Winged Sumac
Southern Red Cedar
Wax Privet
Oritental Arborvitae
Basswood, Linden
Bluejack Oak
Crape Myrtle

Japanese Maki Yew
Siberian Elm
Honey Locust
Chinese Juniper
Sweet Acacia, Opapanax
Ring-cupped Oak
California Washington Palm
Wild Date Palm
Queen Palm
Mockernut Hickory,
White Hickory
China Fir

Pignut Hickory
White Oak
Hop Hornbeam, Ironwood
Wild Olive
Rould Holly, Kurogane Holly
Southern Red Oak
Murray Red Gum
Australian Pine
Blue Beech
Wax Myrtle,
Southern Bayberry
Chinese Fan Palm
Carolina Willow
Prickly Ash, Hurcules-club
Paper Mulberry
Winged elm
Cork Oak

83. Aleurites f ordii

southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
east U.S.
tropical America
southeast U.S.
Korea to Japan
China to Korea
east U.S.
southeast U.S.
Asia to Australia

east Russia to Korea
central U.S.
tropical America
southwest U.S.
east U.S.

east U.S.
tropical Asia
east U.S.
east U.S.
southeast U.S.
China to Japan
southeast U.S.
east U.S.
southeast U.S.

Iran to China
North America
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
east Asia
southeast U.S.
south Europe &
North Africa

Tung-oil Tree

84. Melia ax edarach
85. Fraxinus americana
86. Persea borbonia
87. Quercus michau xii
88. Cedrus deodara
89. Quercus durandii
90. Bumelia lanugin osa
91. Eucalyptus robusta
92. Cercus Canadensis
Var. alba*
93. Melaleuca quinqu enervia
94. Acroc omia totai*
95. Euonymus bung eanus
96. Cocculus laurifolius
97. Macadamia integrif olia*
98. Persea a mericana
99. Pistacia chin ensis
100. Juglans nigra
101. Sabal causiarum
102. Podocarpus gracilior
103. Schinus terebinthifolius
104. Cupressus lusitanica*
105. Cupressus glabra
106. Vitex quinata
107. Sapindus marginatus
108. Callistemon rigidus
109. Aleurites Montana*
110. Magnolia virginiana
111. Morus ruba
112. Feijoa sellowiana
113. Glochidion puberum
114. Ficus elastica*





Malus angustifolia
Callitris robusta*
Ulmus americana
var. floridana
Quercus Laevis
Trachycarpus fortune
Callitris cupressiformis*
Cupressus sempervirens
var. strict
Prunus armeniaca
Ilex opaca
Phoenix (Hybrids)
Populus nigra
var. italica*
Quercus shumardii
Salix babylonica
Crataegus uniflora
Crataegus michauxii
Crataegus aestivalis

White Ash
Cow Oak, Basket Oak
Deodar Cedar
Bluff oak
Swamp Mahogany

White Redbud
Cajeput, Punk-tree
Grugru Palm
Laurel Snail-seed
Queensland Nut
Chinese Pistache
Black Walnut
Puerto Rican Hat Palm
Weeping Podocarpus
Brazilian Pepper-tree
Mexican Cypress
Smooth Arizona Cypress

Mu-oil Tree
Red Mulberry
Pineapple Guava

India Rubber-tree
Southern Crab Apple
Cypress Pine

Florida Elm
Turkey Oak
Chinese Windmall Palm
Cypress Pine

Italian Cypress
Common Apricot
American Holly
Date Palm

Lombardy Poplar
Shumard Oak
Weeping Willow
One-flower hawthorn
Summer Haw
May Haw

east U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.

Paraguay to Bolivia
India to Nepal
tropical America
east U.S.
Puerto Rico &
tropical Africa
tropical America
southeast U.S.
east U.S.
east U.S.
South America
China & Formosa

India to Malaya
southeast U.S.

southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.

south Europe
east U.S.

southeast U.S.
east U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.

1 i. Prunus persica
132. Aralia spinosa
133. Dalbergia sissoo
134. Ilex opaca 'Howard'
135. Taxodium distichum
136. Casimiroa edulis
137. Morus nigra*
138. Pyrus communis
139. Aesulus pavia
140. Chamaecyparis thyoides
141. Ilex cornuta 'National'
142. Ilex myrtifolia
143. Ilex opaca
var. arenicola*
144. Ilex chinensis
145. Ilex integra*
146. Ilex Latifolia
147. Ilex opaca 'Hume #2'
148. Ilex cassine
149. Ilex vomitoria
150. Poncirus trifoliate
151. Citrus sinensis
152. Fortunella margarita
153. Nyssa biflora
154. Acer negundo
155. Ulmus parvifolia
156. Betula nigra
157. Araucaria bidwillii*
158. Cryptomeria japonica
159. Tipuana tipu*
160. Acer oblongum*
161. Ginkgo biloba
162. Platanus orientalis
163. Quercus acutissima
164. Populus deltoids
165. Quercus phellos
166. Fraxinus velutina
var. glabra
167. Fraxinus angustifolia
168. Fraxinus pennsylvanica
169. Quercus laurifolia
170. Viburnum rufidulum
171. Myssa ogeche
172. Manihot grahamii
173. Prunus umbellate
174. Erythrina sp.
175. Pinus virginiana
176. Pinus serotina

Howard Holly
Bald Cypress
White Sapote
Black Mulberry
Red Buckeye

National Chinese Holly
Myrtle-leaved Holly

Scrub Holly
Kashi Holly
Mochi Holly
Lusterleaf Holly
Hume Holly
Dahoon Holly
Trifoliate Orange
Sweet Orange
Black Gum, Tupelo Gum
Box Elder
Chinese Elm
River Birch
Japanese Cedar
Kashmir Maple
Maidenhair Tree
Oriental Plane
Sawtooth Oak
Willow Oak

Arizona Ash
Claret Ash
Green Ash
Swamp Laurel Oak
Rusty Haw
Ogeechee Lime

Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum

Virginia Pine
Pond Pine

east U.S.
southeast U.S.
tropical America
Europe to Asia
southeast U.S.

southeast U.S.

China to Japan
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
east U.S.
China to Japan
southeast U.S.
China to Japan
South America
India to China
south Europe
China to Japan
east U.S.
southeast U.S.

southwest U.S.
east U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
southeast U.S.
South America
southeast U.S.
tropical America
east U.S.
southeast U.S.

*Species no longer present on the University campus.

Resource Use please check all that apply
What is your water source?
3 well 2 city water:
O spring [ aquifer
C bottled water for drinking 0 reservoir
0 other:

What is your energy source for heat/air conditioning?
O oil 3 natural gas
0 wood 0 wind
3 electric 0 solar
M other: Co-Generation

Waste Produced
What waste is generated at your business?
M office products
M food waste
C chemicalwaste: Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Research Laboratory Waste
[ industrialwaste: Fleet Management & Industrial Resparch Activity Wa;tp
C other: Bio-Hazardous Materials

Where does your waste go?
[ landfill
M incinerator
P recycling center
C compost pile
0 other: UF Chemical Inventory & Exchange Program

Additional Information
Please use this space to provide any additional information about your Cooperative
Sanctuary. Also let us know if you need additional conservation information to assist you
in carrying out your plans. We can send you additional fact sheets or call you to discuss
project ideas, wildlife questions, or conservation projects.

Please send funding, grant, and foundation information.


Audubon International Resource People

As part of the University of Florida's efforts to increase ecological stewardship, two committees have
been created. The Lakes, Vegetation & Landscaping Committee (LVL) was created as part of the project
review process within the University of Florida. The LVL is one of four committees that approves and
makes recommendations for any new construction on campus. In each of the four committees, faculty of
the University of Florida serves as the chair. The LVL's primary role is to provide 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. The Ecology, Conservation and Stewardship Committee
(ECOS) began as an initiative to seek certification for the University golf course and main campus under
the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. The committee was appointed through the Office of the
Vice President for Administration and Finance, and began meeting in 2001. Their focus has expanded to
encompass broad goals for managing environmentally sensitive lands on campus and serving as an
umbrella committee for various related efforts within the university community. For more information on
the ECOS, contact Paula Varnes Fussell, Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

ECOS Membership includes:
Fred Cantrell, Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration
Linda Dixon, Manager Planning Office, Facilities Planning & Construction
Paula Fussell, Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration
Fred Gratto, Assistant Director, Physical Plant Division
Alex Holecek, Senior Planner, Facilities Planning & Construction
Mark Hostetler, Assistant Professor, Department of Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation
Dave Newport, Coordinator Research Programs, Rinker School of Building Construction
Clint Robinson, Senior Engineering Tech, Facilities Planning & Construction
Erick Smith, Urban Forester, Physical Plant Division
Al Stanley, Landscape Designer, Physical Plant Division
Randall Stocker, Director, Center for Aquatic Plants
Kim Tanzer, Professor, College of Architecture
Jan Weinbrecht, Sr Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture

To learn more about the project review committees, visit: http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/committees.htm

To learn more about the ECOS Committee, visit: http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/cp/ecos.htm

Part II. Environmental Plan


Your Environmental Plan is your blueprint for creating a Cooperative
Sanctuary. Over time, you can review your plan to see if you're on track,
check off goals that you've achieved, and periodically update it to respond
to new ideas, needs or concerns.


1. Define Goals & Constraints.
Use this section to tell us what you would like to accomplish overall. Also list
any limiting factors or special constraints you should consider when developing
your sanctuary.

2. Complete the Project Checklists.
Review the project checklists for each component of the program: Wildlife
Habitat Management, Resource Conservation, Waste Management, and Outreach
& Education. Check the projects you have already done in the "Project
Complete/Ongoing" column. Check the projects that you would like to
implement in the "Project Planned" column.

3. Fill in a Projected Start Date.
Fill in the date you would like to begin each project.

4. List a Person Responsible and Potential Resource People.
List the person who will organize or be responsible for overseeing projects in each
program component. Also list people who could help you implement your plan.

Please Note:

PROGRAM ARE MARKED WITH A /. Though we do not expect that all of
these projects will be in place now, we will be looking for you to have
implemented these projects when you apply for certification in each category.
Therefore, if you have not completed these projects, we recommend that you plan
for them now by filling in a projected start date. Projects not marked with a check
are strongly encouraged and will enhance your certification application.

Goals & Constraints
What does your business want to achieve as a Cooperative Sanctuary participant?


What unique features or constraints of your site have to be accounted for when
developing your sanctuary (e.g. neighboring land owners, unique habitats, history,
geology, lack of space, older building, environmental regulations, etc.)?


Goals & Constraints Element of the Environmental Plan

The University of Florida Stewardship Goals

To identify significant natural resources and establish policies that preserve and protect sensitive species
and ecological functions of habitats.

To incorporate environmentally sound design standards so both the natural and built environments
compliment the University's threefold mission (of education, research, and extension service) in order to
better manage the main campus as an outdoor teaching lab and wildlife sanctuary.

To develop a campus-wide conservation, passive recreation and ecosystem rehabilitation plan that will
outline management strategies for public trail access, conservation corridor connectivity, the removal of
invasive exotic species, and the re-introduction of native species into their rehabilitated habitats.

Major Constraints

The major constraint facing the University is simply the rapid rate of growth occurring in Florida.
Increases in population increase the demands for housing, roads, potable water, and open lands. While
the University of Florida recognizes no limits on its intellectual boundaries, it's geographic limitations,
however, are another issue. The development of adjacent lands limits the area available for UF's
contiguous expansion. Therefore the University must be proactive in managing its growth, land use, and
resources. Likewise, statewide land management coordination efforts require accountability in land
conservation. The responsibility of stewardship is strengthened by the intellectual aspirations of the
University and the environmental limitations of its campus.

What UF Wants to Achieve By Being An ASCP Member

The University of Florida wants to be included in the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary
Program to further its threefold mission: education, research, and extension service. First, effective land
stewardship, or the responsible use of resources, complements the academic goals of public education.
Implementation of sustainable practices transfers value to future generations. Second, treating our natural
resource base with respect increases the potential for important cutting edge research. New discoveries
cannot occur if the raw materials for such innovations are depleted or degraded. Lastly, service to the
public is exemplified through UF's leadership role in public outreach and education. The Museum of
Natural History and multiple programs of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are a few
examples of the University of Florida's dedication to education and service beyond the admitted student

UF as Pilot Program for University Designation

The University of Florida is a leader in public education and recognizes the value of continuing education.
Through the certification process, UF would like to serve as a pilot to educate others of conservation
efforts on campus as well as learn what other businesses and schools around the country are doing to
steward the land. Many of the conservation efforts on campus have, thus far, gone mostly unrecognized.
The University of Florida values the opportunity to inform alumni, students and the general public of such
efforts. Learning about ACSP will equip UF with the tools necessary to understand how it can begin and
maintain this effort as well as serve as a guide for other institutions with similar land stewardship goals.

]jECT CHECILIST Complete/ Planned Start Date
Ongoing (check V/
e intent of ihis category is to maximize the space you have to (check /)
vide the best possible habitat given your location, size, layout, and
e of property.
Preserve woodland understory when possible x
Leave dead trees standing hen not a safety concern
Create brush piles for small mammals X
Reduce lawn through naturalization where possible (e.g. no-mow areas,
ldflower meadows, planting trees, shrubs or gardens, etc.) X
Mount and monitor nest boxes X
Create or maintain habitat corridors to link food, cover, and water sources
connect larger habitat areas X
SProtect or enhance special habitats or ecosystems x
Protect threatened or endangered species, if applicable X
Choose food sources for hummingbirds, butterflies or songbirds in
&ndscaped and garden areas X
SEmphasize native plants in landscaping and gardens X
Maintain bird feeders
( Maintain a water source for wildlife (e.g. bird bath, pond, stream, etc.) x
SBuffer shorelines around ponds and other water sources with
uatic vegetation when possible X
Protect or enhance wetland areas, if applicable X
tegrated Pest Management (if chemicals are used in landscape
Use sound cultural practices to maintain lawn and garden health
cluding: proper mowing and irrigation, soil aerification as needed, and
inimization of turf stress X
SUse slow-release or natural-organic fertilizers only as needed _
Use pesticides as a last resort once damage thresholds have been
exceeded. Least toxic products employed by a qualified professional _
lso required when applying for certification:
SA map of the property with natural areas highlighted X
SWildlife List X
.P hotographs or slides to document habitat areas X

Person(s) responsible for Wildlife Habitat projects:

Ed Poppell. VP for Finance & Administration
David Colburn, VP for Academic Affairs
Mike Martin, VP for Agricultural & Natural
9 Resources

RESOURCE CONSERVATION D -;rt Project Projected
PROJECT CHECKLIST Complete/ Planned Stan Djic
Resource conser~'valion is an important environmental 'concern across Ongoing (check /)
(check /)
the country and around ilh world. Having a comprehensive water
and energy conserv'tion program in place helps to show your
con)lniitmentc tO environmental stewardship.

Outdoor Water Conservation
V Maintiin irrieation system for maximum watenng efficiency% te.g. repair
leaks in utnels intnnern X

I Water l\. \ii :nd .ardlns in con jun,.tion v.ith eitherr forecasti X
V Reduce evapora-tion b\ wterarg in m morning or eening
V' Wair lamns n.ii gardens o'n a deep infrequent basiL to promote plant health X
incllq'or- ie k.ater c.'ncr. jiii.l' lindscapingy by using dr,,ught-ri'lerann plants X
C(,,- ,. ra '.ins arden specie- that are 'sell-suited to local chimate and soil,

ULe mulches in garden to reduce \\;ler lo';s X

Indoor \Water Conservation

V Checl for and eliminate an\ leaks in faucets. tuilets, hose.. and pipes Y

Install low-flow faucet aerators

Install low-flow toilets or use "toilet jam" to reduce flush water

Document water reduction if possible

Energy Conservation

V Conduct an energy audit of buildings looking for drafty doors and
windows, poorly insulated areas(for northern areas), and lights and
machines left on when not in use X
V Improve insulation as needed X _

V Install energy efficient lighting; compact fluorescent bulbs used in
at least 50% of lighting X

V Consistently turn off lights and equipment when not in use X

V Turn down thermostat to 55-58 degrees during non-office hours
Insulate hot water heater .X ____

Purchase energy efficient equipment when possible x

Other resource conservation measures in place:
Carbon Banking/Leed Certified Construction X ._

Person(s) responsible for Resource Conservation:

WASTE MANAGEMENT Project Project Projected
PROJECT CHECKLIST Complete/ Planned Start Date
Ongoing (check /)
Solid waste reduction is another important part of creating an (check /)
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Managing solid waste is an ever
increasing environmental problem that we can all do something about.
The projects listed below illustrate how businesses can help manage

V Make a conscious effort to reduce waste generated by all employees X

V Purchase reusable products when possible. Disposable and one-time-use
items avoided. X
V Recycle newspaper, magazines, glass, cardboard, plastic, tin, aluminum,
and/or paper X

V Purchase products made from recycled materials X
V Encourage employee participation in recycling efforts X

Use cloth napkins instead of paper
Use a sponge or cloth dish rag instead of paper towels
Use reusable plates and cloth napkins instead of Styrofoam or paper

Start a compost bin in an out of the way area of the business property for
food and yard waste X
Product Waste Management (if your business manufactures a product)
Reduce product waste generated X

Incorporate recycled materials into products or packaging X

Create reusable instead of disposable products when possible X

Other waste management measures in place:
Chemical Inventory & Exchange Program
Solid Waste Reduction Program X

Person(s) responsible for Waste Management:

OUTREACH & EDUCATION Project Pr i-cr Projected
PROJECT CHECKLIST Complete/ Planned Star Date
Ongoing check /)

The intern oftlhi. category is to help you gain recognition and support (check /)
for your env i onmenial program, increase staffand visitor
mude rsandin of wildlife and environmental quality of the business,
andJ C: the public knot rlhat your business can be a valuable
COmffliTfY11iy sset..

Education Projects- We are looking for you to complete at least 3
educational projectL for certification in this category.

Display of ACSP registration, art print, wildlife list, project info. in business
lobby__ X
Educational Posters X

Newsletter articles X
Brochure of ACSP/Environmental Activities X
Presentations at workshops or seminars

Press releases X
Developing a centralized wildlife inventory
Other; database to track "No Net Loss of Biodiversity" X

Outreach Projects- We are looking for you to complete at least 3 outreach
projects for certification in this category. _____
Scout, staff, or school involvement in nest box building or monitoring X

Public/staff involvement in wildlife inventory X _____X

Public/staff help with planning or publicity X
Public/staff help with planting projects X ___

Nature trail, wildlife walks, or tours of buildings and grounds highlighting
conservation efforts X

Nature guide to the business grounds for public use (if applicable) X

Kids projects:
75% Employee/ public participation in resource conservation activities X

75% Employee/public participation in waste reduction activities X

"Adopt a School" sponsor a school in ACSP for Schools

0I Other: Florida Museum of Natural History
Summer Camp Programs X

Person(s) responsible for Outreach & Education projects:.

University of Florida



The University of Florida's main campus
includes some 2,200 acres of land and over 400
major administrative, academic and residential
buildings, including an 85,000-seat stadium, one
of the nation's largest teaching hospitals and a
veterinary medical hospital complex.
The campus includes extensive dining and
fast food facilities as well as residential, retail,
museum, sports, and conference facilities.
Over 43,000 students and some 14,000
faculty, staff and tenant agency employees
occupy the campus daily. About 11,000 stu-
dents and family members reside on campus in
residence halls, apartments, fraternities and
sororities. The remainder of the students and all

faculty and staff members reside in homes and
apartments off campus.
Most utilities and urban services are
provided through the University's organic
operating and maintenance staffs.
The University's total solid waste output in
base year 1988 was 15,430 tons, as shown
below. Since FY 1989-90, UF's student
population has increased 26%. During the same
period, UF's total solid waste increased only
18% thanks to waste reduction efforts. With a
37% recycling rate, UF's landfill deposits
actually declined despite the University's
continuing growth.


Paper & Cardboard
Wet Waste
Ferrous Products
Aluminum Products
Glass Products
Other (incl. mixed materials)

Construction Debris/Rubbish
Yard Waste/Wastewater Solids
Hazardous Waste




Revised 29 October 1999


Printed on recycled paper

In 1988, Florida's legislature passed a
comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act.
It established, among other things, that county
governments were responsible for all solid waste
generated within their area, that they must
reduce that waste by 30% within 5 years through
recycling, and that state universities (and other
state agencies) would institute programs to recy-
cle office papers, cardboard and aluminum cans.
The Act further encouraged governmental
activities to make maximum feasible use of
private contractors to accomplish these tasks so
as to reduce public expenses and promote local
As a major waste producer within Alachua
County, the University of Florida was invited to
serve on the Alachua County Solid Waste
Reduction Task Force. It has played an active
role in city/county waste reduction efforts ever
since. Working cooperatively with the county
and surrounding municipalities has enabled
everyone to learn and benefit from each other
and to capitalize on each other's strengths.
The University has focused on a wide range
of programs best suited to commercial, industrial
and institutional waste producers. City and
county officials have focused on broad-based
educational programs, residential collection
systems, and basic common-user systems for
handling area-wide high volume and low-
dnxiit, waste items, such as food and beverage
containers and other litter items.


Overall responsibility for University
recycling programs is vested with the Uni-
versity's Physical Plant Division in view of its
basic functional responsibility for handling
utility services, including custodial, grounds
keeping and waste removal.
Fiscally, recycling program costs (and reve-
nues) are integrated into the University's Refuse
account. This unity of physical and fiscal
responsibility provides great flexibility in
meeting the University's waste reduction
objectives. Program coordination and broader
waste reduction and conservation functions are
effected through the University's Solid Waste
Reduction Task Force. The Task Force includes

representation from the major university vice-
presidential level offices and operating divisions
(such as Housing), tenant agencies, student
government, and student environmental groups.
With the support of a $27,500 grant from
Alachua County, the University formally
inaugurated its campus-wide recycling and solid
waste reduction program on August 1t, 1989
when the first 6 buildings began receiving
regular paper recycling services. On August
23rd, 1989 the University began recycling scrap
metals. Since then, it has steadily expanded the
scope of services and the variety of materials
being recycled.
The University of Florida recycling
program now directly services over 350
buildings and provides central facilities for
general area support. Recycled products
currently include: almost all paper and
cardboard products; yard debris; scrap metal
materials (including cans, fixtures, furnishings,
electronics, pipe, wire, construction materials,
fencing, etc.); wooden pallets; some scrap
lumber products; automotive and other batteries;
treated wastewater solids; used oil and oil filters,
selected chemicals and solvents; precious
metals; glass; cotton goods and rags; concrete
and masonry materials; Ni-Cad batteries; fluor-
escent tubes; and edible food waste and cooking
oils. New products are added whenever
practical collections and markets can be
The recycling program relies on a variety of
recovery systems and supporting contractors and
vendors. Different products, product densities,
recovery needs, and geographic/administrative
situations make flexibility essential. Much of
the campus is extremely crowded and many
buildings and areas have severe accessibility
problems, especially for motorized equipment.

Paper Recycling

Paper is separated at individual
workstations and offices using special deskside
collection boxes. In residential areas, recyclable
paper is collected in paper grocery bags or other
customer-furnished containers. Custodians, staff
or residents then consolidate the paper to central
recycling bins for collection by a contracted
paper recycler.
Indoor bins consist of special 40-gallon
containers that support removable canvas bags.

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High production areas employ 96-gallon
wheeled carts. Outside containers are specially
marked 3- to 8-CY "dumpsters" with plastic
lids. Mostinterior containers are serviced
weekly; some high'volume areas and all exterior
paper dumpsters are collected twice weekly.
For contract purposes, the University
distinguishes its paper as "mixed office paper@
and "corrugated". Virtually all types of
common papers are recycled, including
magazines, phone books, and junk mail. Food
containers, sanitary products, and waxed- or
plastic-coated papers and boxes are major exclu-
The University does not pursue aggressive
sorting at the user level as the cost of employee
labor, containers, and floor space was found to
be excessive. Since there are primary collection
containers in all large office suites, computer
rooms, library newsrooms, and copy centers,
much of the University's more valued output is
"automatically" sorted and remains substantially
free of contamination.
The University's "bag" system keeps these
major single-product collections segregated
during collection and transport, enhancing the
overall value of our product. However, most
paper is collected commingled. Before the
paper can be marketed, it is sorted at our
recycling contractor's facility.
Some 400 buildings are currently receiving
regular recycling support for paper products.
Over 750 indoor paper collection stations are in
place and seventy recycling dumpsters are in use
for outdoor collections. Implementation of the
program was assisted by more than 200 building
coordinators who helped distribute collection
boxes and information and monitor collection

Cardboard Recycling

Corrugated boxes are recycled along with
office papers in small amounts. Larger quantities
are assembled by custodians and grounds
keepers and are either placed in one of our area
collection dumpsters or brought back to the
Physical Plant area for baling. High production
facilities, like the Student Union, Campus
Bookstore, Central Stores Warehouse, football
stadium, and medical center have their own on-
site balers.

Scrap Recycling

Scrap metal items (including pipe, wire,, '
hardware, old auto parts, electronics, appliances,
metal furnishings and equipment) are delivered
to.the University's Central Recycling Facility by
their original owners or the University's
Physical Plant personnel.
Some 40 collection bins have been installed
in maintenance, repair and fabrication shops all
over campus to routinely collect smaller pieces
of scrap which might otherwise be tossed into
the rubbish bin.
Currently, scrap metal sales are providing
the University with a net income of over
$1400/month. This is being used to help
subsidize other aspects of the recycling program
(notably beverage container recycling).
Used auto batteries, wooden pallets, cans,
bottles and jars, and other materials are also
accepted at the recycling drop-off facility and
are collected for recycling by various contractors
as containers become full.

Cans, Glass and Plastic Containers

The University Physical Plant maintains
and services about 100 exterior beverage
container collection bins in the day-use areas of
campus. Additionally, 37 contractor-serviced
drop-off centers in the University's residential
complexes accommodate commingled cans,
glass and plastic containers. The University
Recycling Facility provides a central drop off
point for commingled beverage containers in
support of other campus producers.


Plastics were initially included in the
University's recycling program, but were
deleted in May '92 when we found the program
was neither environmentally sound nor
financially supportable. When commingled
recycling became viable in late 2000, plastic
beverage containers were added to the
University's program and bins previously
restricted to only cans or only glass were
converted for commingled collections.

Yard Waste and Wastewater Solids

Leaves, trimmings and woody debris are
collected by University grounds keepers and
processed in an on-campus composting yard.

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The resulting material is used in soil amendment
q-1 m-1r1ching operations on campus.
Treated sludge from the campus' waste-
water treatment plant are likewise composted or
removed in slurry form by a contractor for use as
a soil amendment. [Note: sludge as a fertilizer
can produce harvestable trees in half the time -
an important economic consideration for our
large pulpwood industry.]
Composting operations started at UF in the
mid-1980's as an economy measure to avoid
high tipping fees and hauling costs. Large limbs
and tree trunks which exceeded the capacity of
the University's own chipper were taken to a
local wood recycling firm for conversion into
wood chips for commercial resale.
Currently, the University has discontinued
small-scale chipping and collects all yard debris,
logs and clean construction lumber at its own
composting yard. A commercial vendor with a
large tub grinder comes twice a year to grind
logs and lumber into mulch and finer materials
into composting mix. Typically, the vendor is
able to process 5,000-7,000 CY of material in
two days.

Concrete and Masonry

Concrete, asphaltic concrete, stone and
masonry are recycled through a local firm by
University construction crews and contractors.
Deliveries to the recycler are normally direct
from the producing construction site. This
aspect of UF's recycling program went into
effect in April 1990. It has proven to be very
productive and cost-effective; it saves significant
landfill and haulage charges and provides a
lower cost source of aggregate for new

Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Oil Filters

Used motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters are
collected for recycling at the State motor pool on
campus and at several other repair shops and
equipment maintenance centers.
Resident students are not allowed to
perform oil changes on campus, but motor oil
generated by students residing off-campus is
recycled by local service stations as part of the
Gainesville/Alachua County solid waste
management program.

Other Recycling

The University Campus Shop and
Bookstore collects plastic bags for recycling
using two colorful fiber recycling drums that
were furnished by the vendor who supplies bags
for use by the Bookstore.
Precious metals are recovered from dental
labs, photo labs and x-ray facilities under a
contract arranged by the University's
Environmental Health and Safety Division.
Animal manure and manure-contaminated
bedding for large animals are collected by the
University's Department of Veterinary Medicine
and are being used as a soil amendment on a re-
search tree farm under a long-term study project.
The SHANDS Teaching Hospital recycles
rags (worn-out linens and towels) under an
arrangement with their linen supplier.
Rechargeable and dry-cell batteries are
collected from various drop-off sites by the
University's Environmental Health and Safety
Division along with fluorescent tubes and used
solvents. The Housing Division, in cooperation
with various local charities, sponsors end-of-
semester drives to collect used clothes, furnish-
ings, appliances, books, and canned goods.


Although UF's recycling and waste
reduction programs are still in their infancy,
their impact has been significant. The
University of Florida met its initial goal of
recycling 30% of its total solid waste production
within two years and is continuing to improve its
recovery programs.
Some 5,500 tons of material are being recy-
cled annually at the University. Of course,
recycling isn't the only answer to the waste
problem ... conservation and waste reduction
efforts play the most important role of all. Here
too, UF has made progress. Although our
student population grew by some 22.4% over the
past 10 years, our total solid waste production
grew by only 18%, all of which was more than
compensated by our expanded recycling activi-


In addition to the substantial benefit of
reduced landfill disposal costs, recycling has

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paid off for UF in many less-obvious ways, in-

# Avoided contract, labor, equipment, and
maintenance costs of refuse collection and

# Avoided labor and equipment costs for
destruction (shredding) of sensitive docu-

# Avoided costs of purchasing soil
amendment materials (mulch and compost)
and reduced irrigation costs resulting from
the addition of organic materials to local

# Reduced demand for trash can liners.

# Reduced material purchases, as recycling
has enhanced conservation awareness
throughout the University Community.


The recycling program at the University of
Florida faced a number of initial problems most
of which have been gradually overcome. These
problems are far from unique:

# Limited local markets for recyclable
materials (especially low dollar value or
low-density products like mixed papers,
glass and plastics) and limited availability
of contractors to collect/process materials.
[The current increase in national recycling
and recent improvements in the national
economy are improving the availability of
contractors and markets, but many areas of
the country are still having trouble finding
collectors and outlets.]

# Unbudgeted initial capitalization costs
for emerging programs. Starting a
recycling program requires a heavy invest-
ment in collection containers, sorting and
storage facilities, processing equipment and
educational programs. Normally these
must come out of the existing budget unless
special grants or off-budget funds are
Many costs can be avoided or spread
out over time by relying on off-campus

contractors. These include expenses for
.collection equipment, facilities, and
processing equipment.

# Low production levels restrict profit-
ability. Most institutions, including UF,
don't produce enough of many materials by
themselves to effectively process, store and
market them directly. Contracted facilities
and cooperative programs with nearby
commercial or municipal activities can pay
off by pooling area sources and reducing
unit collection costs.


# Recycling isn't a profit center ... but it can
be a more productive and less expensive
way to solid waste. You may have to pay
to have recyclables collected and processed,
but usually you'll pay much less than you
would have paid to bur or landfill the

# Office paper often includes confidential
matter requiring safeguarding. You need
secure collection stations for confidential
materials (personnel records, financial
records, medical and legal records, etc.) and
a bonded recycler. [Recycling is an ap-
proved method of destruction in Florida.
By recycling rather than doing its own
shredding, the University of Florida has
avoided hundreds of thousands of dollars
needed for shredding machines, workrooms
and labor.]

# Separating and baling cardboard boxes
provides major reductions in the volume,
frequency and cost of refuse disposals.

# Beverage containers drip, ferment and
attract insects ... rapid removal is needed
and spillage must be anticipated. Both steel
and aluminum cans are readily recycled and
enjoy a steady market.

# Most beverage containers are not dis-
posed of by vending areas. Generally,
people buy beverages from machines to
drink elsewhere (office, courtyard, break

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area, etc.) This needs consideration when
planning the locations for collection

# Scrap metal and white goods constitute a
large proportion of the waste stream at
institutions, large businesses and large
commercial facilities. These products
usually enjoy a ready market.

# Yard waste shrinks 50-80% during
composting. Even if you don't have use
for all you produce, the weight and volume
reduction can be important in themselves as
cost-cutting measures.

# "Degradable" plastics and paper food-
service products are neither functionally
recyclable nor degradable in practice.
Recyclable plastics, on the other hand, are
endlessly reclaimable though very
expensive to collect and sort. High-volume
food service facilities are good candidates
for plastic recovery programs, where they
can be subsidized by cost-savings realized
through a decrease in paper products.

# Students, per se, are not major recyclers.
At institutions (and most commercial
centers), the vast majority of recoverable
waste is generated and disposed of by staff
personnel, NOT the students or customers.
Excluding beverage containers and the odd
newspaper, almost all waste disposed by
students and customers is disposed of at
their residences.


# Form a community-wide Solid Waste
Reduction Task Force involving all key
elements of your corporate, business,
institutional, or geographic community.

# Pool resources for economy. Target big
producers of particular commodities first.
Once their needs can be met, it's often more
practical to incorporate smaller producers
in their vicinity.

# Make your recycling program a part of your
overall waste removal system, physically
and financially. Use recycling revenues to

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help support the total waste disposal
scheme and vice-versa. When paying bills,
$40 spent on recycling beats $50 spent on
trash removal.

# Go on a three-pronged attack, with
responsibilities spread throughout your
community or organization. Reduce
consumption where you can, reuse what
you do consume, and recycle what you
must ultimately dispose of.

# Be flexible. While market conditions drive
the economic train, markets are in a rapid
state of change. Don't lock out possibilities
for future changes when you develop your
programs and contracts. Be especially
wary of collection containers, vehicles and
contracts that can't adapt to new
opportunities and additional products.

# Look for opportunities for reuse. Ac-
tivities that receive many packages can
provide boxes and packaging to shipping
activities. Used clothing, furniture, books
and appliances may be useful to local
charities. Copier and LaserJet cartridges
can be reused and remanufactured. Used
paper with one clean side can be used for
crafts, notepads, faxes, or copies for in-
house use.

# Buy recycled. Without markets for
recycled products, we can't expect recy-
cling to work. Major institutions and
corporations, with their buying power, have
a major influence on product design and


# Continue to expand facilities for the
collection of cans, glass, paper, and
corrugated containers.

# Expand programs for the recovery of used
clothing, books, appliances, furnishings and
construction/demolition materials

# Continue efforts to incorporate new
materials into the University's material
recovery programs.

6 FN

Solid Waste Sub-Element

la. An inventory and description of the existing solid waste disposal system
on campus, including identification of facilities for the storage and/or
disposal of hazardous and medical wastes.

Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida)

The University of Florida's solid waste collections and disposals are managed by
two primary activities. The Physical Plant Division's Solid Waste Management
Office handles common user refuse, recycling and medical waste disposals and
the Division of Environmental Health and Safety handles collections and
disposals of controlled and hazardous materials (chemical, biological and
radiological). Collections and disposals are provided through a combination of in-
house and contracted resources. Ultimately, all solid waste generated on campus
is disposed at duly permitted and regulated-off-campus facilities.

The Shands Teaching Hospital, with its many off-campus corporate extensions,
retains responsibility for collection and disposal of its own internal bio-medical
and hazardous waste. However, its on-campus facilities receive general refuse
disposal services through the University in consideration of their tenant status on
campus. Shands disposes of bio-medical and hazardous materials through
independently-contracted service providers.

For all materials, collection and disposal arrangements are an on-going process
as the campus expands and evolves. Solid Waste managers maintain close
coordination with the Campus Planning Office and UF departments and tenant
activities to coordinate and provide for collection and disposal needs as part of
the process of planning the design and utilization of new and existing facilities.

General Refuse Services.

The University Refuse Section (part of the Grounds Department) operates a fleet
of four front-loader refuse trucks and one transporter truck which provide
commercial-type refuse services supporting over 260 refuse dumpsters on
three routes: North, Central and South (see Figure ). The Refuse
Section also services over 70 paper/cardboard recycling dumpsters on a
separate campus-wide route supporting residential areas, print shops, and other
high-volume generators of non-sensitive material (see Figure ).
Vehicles and crews from the University's Grounds Department provide curbside
collection and disposal for bulky refuse and yard debris. A small surge area is
maintained on the west side of campus to stockpile yard/plant material pending
grinding and removal for mulch or compost.

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Contractors (chiefly Boone Waste Industries, the University's currently-contracted
Subsystem: AWlfiry Waste Service) provide and service refuse compactors and open-top
Error: raol(fite OF tis at established high-volume locations and at special project
operator: sW~S as required on campus (see Figure ).
Position: RPemote sites located away from the main campus area receive all refuse
services via contracted local waste haulers.

General refuse generated by the University in Alachua County is landfilled at one
of three sites. Most refuse is processed through the Alachua County Transfer
Station for ultimate disposal at the New River Solid Waste Association landfill in
Raiford, Florida. Class III and most construction/demolition material removed by
contracted haulers winds up at the local Boone Waste Industries transfer station
for ultimate disposal at the Marion County Baseline Road landfill. Minor amounts
of construction/demolition material hauled in University trucks goes to the
privately-owned Florence landfill, as does some of the material handled by
University-contracted haulers.

Special Recycling Services.

The University of Florida Solid Waste Management Office provides a
comprehensive general recycling program for the collection and marketing of
common recyclable commodities generated through University operations on and
adjoining the main campus area. Over 1100 local, area support and centralized
collection sites are currently serviced on a regular basis. Using a blend of in-
house and contracted resources, the University collects and recycles the
following major products:

Office Paper Glass jars & bottles Used oil & oil filters
Newspaper Cans (all kinds) Used antifreeze
Magazines Scrap Metal (incl. wire) Selected solvents
Journals Appliances & machinery Batteries
Phone books Electronics equipment Tires
Junk mail Used wooden pallets Precious metals
Cardboard Yard/plant debris Concrete & masonry
Cotton goods Construction lumber Animal bedding

During 1999, the University recovered and recycled 38% of the total solid waste
generated on its campus in Gainesville. Its major supporting contractors included
Recycling Services of America (for paper products), Sun State Recycling (for
metals), Florida Concrete Recycling (for concrete and masonry), Wood
Resources Recovery (for yard/plant/lumber debris), and the Andrew State Tree
Nursery (for animal bedding materials).

Bio-Medical Waste

Animal carcasses are disposed using a special digester in the University's
Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Digested remains are disposed via the
sanitary sewage system.

All other bio-medical waste is collected and disposed by a contracted vendor
(currently Micro-Med Industries) who provides direct on-site collection services to
the various medical and research facilities on campus (see Table ).
Both boxed and bulk container collection services are provided to the Health
Science Center, Animal Resources Facility and Veterinary Medicine Teaching
Hospital. Other facilities, which generate small quantities of waste, box their
material for collection. Except as noted above, all bio-medical waste is ultimately
disposed via incineration, currently at the Ogden Waste Solutions facility in
Okahumpka, Florida.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is administered by the University's Environmental Health and
Safety Division and is collected and disposed using a mixture of in-house and
contracted resources. Used oil, oil filters and antifreeze are collected by vendors
directly from the University's major generators (motor maintenance facilities and
transformer maintenance facilities). Incidental quantities of these products, along
with chemical, radiological and other hazardous or controlled products are
delivered to (or collected by) EH&S staff and assembled at their Waste
Management Facility on campus (Building 831) for processing, packaging and
ultimate disposal via contracted disposal companies. Some processed materials
(e.g., used oil and antifreeze, batteries, decontaminated glass containers,
fluorescent tubes, selected solvents, and scrap metals) are disposed through
recycling channels.

lb. A description of the amount of solid waste generated by the University.


The University's total solid waste output in 1989 was 15,237 tons (exclusive of
bio-medical waste, for which tonnage figures were unavailable). Of this total,
some 2,888 tons of material was recycled; the balance was landfilled. During the
ensuing decade, the University increased its student population by 25% and
added extensively to its staff and facilities, but total solid waste increased only
19% (2,942 tons), thanks in large measure to an aggressive waste reduction
program. Of the total waste produced in 1999, some 38% (6,861 tons) was
recycled, resulting in an actual decrease in landfill disposals over the decade.
See Table

Bio-medical waste generated by the University (including the Health Science
Center exclusive of the independent Shands Teaching Hospital) amounted to an

estimated 200 tons in 1989. The actual weight generated during 1999 was
241.81 tons.

1c. A description of the solid waste disposal facilities and collectors which will
serve the University, including the location, operator, service area,
capacity, demand, level of service and projected life of the facility.


The University's primary refuse disposal facility is the Alachua County Transfer
Station in Gainesville. The facility is designed to accommodate all anticipated
growth over the next 20+ years and has room to expand if needed. County waste
is disposed, currently, at the New River Solid Waste Association landfill in
Raiford, Florida under long-term contract arrangements. The landfill is expected
to remain operational for at least 20 years under current plans and expansion
options are available. The University (and its supporting contract haulers) make
minor, alternative use of the Marion County landfill and the privately-owned
Florence landfill for convenience. Back-up local and regional landfill facilities are
currently available in north and north-central Florida and south Georgia for both
short (next 10-20 years) and long-term (next 50 years) use, if needed.
Additionally, the County has purchased and reserved land to accommodate a
local landfill if needed in the future. The University, itself, has no facilities for the
final disposal of solid waste.

The University collects approximately one-half of its own solid waste and
recyclable materials using its own staff, vehicles and equipment. The other half is
collected and disposed under annual blanket purchase orders and short term (1-
5 year) contracts with various vendors. Numerous potential service providers are
available locally and regionally to provide back-up services and their collective
capacity for material is, essentially, unlimited for the foreseeable future.

All bio-medical waste disposed by the University is currently processed under
contract and is currently disposed at the Ogden Waste Solutions incinerator in
Okahumpka, Florida. This facility is expected to be available for at least 20 more
years and has excess capacity available for growth. Back up incinerators (and
alternative disposal options) are widely available and UF has no expectation of a
service shortfall.

Hazardous waste is currently disposed under annual blanket purchase orders
and short term (1-5 year) contracts with various vendors. Ultimately, all this
material is transported to widely-dispersed processing facilities. Numerous
contractors are available locally and regionally to provide back-up services and
their collective capacity for material is, essentially, unlimited for the foreseeable

1d. A description of any proportional capacity of the solid waste disposal
facility that may have been allocated to the University by the operator of
the solid waste disposal facility and any applicable agreements for the
disposal of those wastes.


No allocations or agreements apply.

le. A description of schedules and routes for transfer of hazardous wastes to
off-campus facilities.


The University, per se, transports no hazardous wastes off campus. Hazardous
wastes generated through University operations are consolidated to temporary
holding or processing facilities on campus for ultimate removal by duly-permitted
and bonded contracted disposal service providers operating on varying routes
according to their commercial needs and federal, state and local regulatory

(Draft as of 10 October 2000)


Food waste, diapers, and
food- or oil-contaminated
boxes and packaging

General mixed office and
household refuse and
Clean paper &
corrugated boxes (NO
plastic or food-
contaminated material)
Food and beverage cans,
jars & bottles (metal,
glass and #1 & 2 plastic)

Plastic and glass (other
Itian jars and bottles)

Small appliances

Bulky or heavy furniture,
lumber, plywood, carpet,
plaster board, roofing,

Used wooden pallets
Scrap metal (pipe, wire,
machinery, metal
furniture, broken tools.
steel drums, metal
fixtures, etc.)

Refrigerators and Air
Conditioning units
Large Appliances
(stoves, dishwashers,
water heaters)
Yard Debris pruningss,
clippings, dead

Lead-acid batteries
Nickel-cadmium, silver,
lithium, mercury and
other non-automotive
Fluorescent light tubes
and mercury lamps




Open-Top Curbside UF Buk-
Rolloff Bin Pickup Recycling
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Special Handling

g- Flush latex paint
Paint (la r: Lega down sink with lots
Paint (oil-based) Coordinate disposal
nt with EH&S
sensitive or toxic
chemicals, pesticides, Coordinate or
petroleum products, i e t e a c * arrange disposal with
gases, solvents, and bulk
artificial fertilizers.
Medical Waste, sharps Dispose in special
and laboratory glassware designated
containers only
Radioactive waste (of all Coordinate or
kinds) arrange disposal with
kinds) Eh&
Coordinate or
Dead animals, cadavers, arr e di sal it h
laboratory cultures arrange disposal with
laboratory cultures EH&S


1) Dumpsters/Refuse Compactors are for general office/household waste. Dumpsters are stationed
throughout the University campus for general use. Extra containers or services can be arranged for special events,
clean-outs, moving or project needs.
2) Open-top roll-off containers for bulky construction/demolition debris are stationed at the UF Physical
Plant, the Health Science Center, Shands Hospital, IFAS Facilities Compound and Housing Maintenance area for
routine use by these activities and their employees. Special containers can be arranged for local project sites.
3) Special curbside pickup services are available for incidental collections of yard waste or heavy/bulky-
items. Please allow at least 24-hours advance notice for crew scheduling needs.
4) The UF Bulk Recycling Facility is located off Radio Road on the west side of campus. Scrap metal and
appliances, wooden pallets, automotive batteries, cans, and glass or #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jars can be
delivered daily during normal work hours.
5) Beverage container (can/glass/plastic) collection bins are sited throughout the general use outdoor
areas of campus and in the service areas of all Housing facilities. Paper recycling bins and carts are located in all
academic and administrative buildings and paper/box recycling dumpsters are located at all Housing facilities and
by many high-volume administrative buildings. Extra containers or collections can be arranged for office clean-outs,
file purges or special events.
6) The Environmental Health & Safety Division's Material Management Facility (Building 831 in the
Surge Area off SW Archer Road) processes radioactive wastes, hazardous wastes, and other environmentally-
sensitive materials. For general information and disposal procedure assistance, call 392-1591 (for Bio-Medical
waste) or 392-8400 (for other sensitive waste).

University of Florida
Solid Waste Management Office
Bldg. 809 PPD, SW Radio Road
P.O. Box 117745
Gainesville, FL 32611-7705
tel. 352/392-7396 or mailto: UFWaste@ufl.edu

Solid Waste Management Office
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117745
Gainesville, FL 32611-7745
Tel. (352) 392-7396
Fax. (352) 392-3044
MAILTO: aakrause@ufl.edu

hn Resource People
H ig'a resource committee is required when applying for certification in Outreach and
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organizations that can provide special information or assistance to help you carry out your
Environmental Plan.

Name Title/Relation to Business Area of Expertise


Please send a few slides or photographs of your property. Especially helpful are views of water
features, natural areas, wildlife habitat enhancement projects, and areas for which you would like
specific suggestions. We do not return slides, videos or photos.

If you have any additional information concerning your property, such as a brochure or
newsletter, please include it with this form.

Additional Comments/Notes: (Please attach additional sheets if needed.)

Be sure to complete all items before mailing to Audubon
Checklist for Certification
in Environmental Planning:

0 Completed Part 1: Resource Inventory
0 Completed Part L: Environmental Plan
D Included photos or slides to show major
habitat features such as water sources and
natural areas
0 Included a map or diagram of general
properly layout

ACSS 1997

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